What is TEDxCharlotteED?

The mission of TEDxCharlotteED is to highlight “ideas worth spreading” about transforming education.  How we educate our children and ourselves has a significant impact on everyone in our community, from individual quality of life to collective economic vitality. On the afternoon of February 14th, a diverse group of Charlotte-area citizens will share stories highlighting “Learning on Purpose.”  These TEDxTalks will focus on programs both inside and outside the classroom, and range from early childhood education to adult workforce development.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx– a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxCharlotteED, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCharlotteED event, invited TEDTalks speakers spark deep discussion on a variety of topics and the TED-like atmosphere fosters an environment of debate and connectivity.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.