Frequently Asked Questions


We’ve listened to questions and present the most common ones here.  This does not mean you shouldn’t call us if you need more information or we haven’t answered your question.

1. What is the mission of TEDxWhite Rock?

“TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.”

“In fact, everything we do is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas? TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.”

To build on this mission, TEDxWhite Rock is producing an exciting day of “Ideas
worth spreading” presentations.

2. What is the history of TEDxWhite Rock?

The first ever TEDxWhiteRock Conference takes place in White Rock on May 31, 2018.

3. What is the theme for TEDxWhite Rock 2018?

Our theme is “Defying Expectations.”

This theme is born from our belief that human achievement is not limited by
expectations, but attained in spite of them. This theme is universal.

We expect presentations will reflect a wide variety of ideas from many areas of our
human experience. Some examples are adventure, agriculture, science, technology,
medicine, law, human rights, art, music, design, media, entertainment, sports, business,
education, spirituality, and the environment.

4. What will the day look like?

TEDxWhiteRock 2018 is a locally organized, full-day event, which will take place on
Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Blue Frog Studios in White

The event will feature twelve speakers, each allotted a maximum of eighteen minutes. They will speak to a live audience as well as a global platform, where potentially millions of people could watch their videos.

There will be opportunities for discussion of ideas, entertainment and interactive breaks between talks throughout the day.

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