TEDxTohokuUniversity 2017 Conference

Date: April 2, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 7:30pm
Venue: Qatar Science Campus, Aobayama Campus, Tohoku University (Map)
Participants: 150

Cost: Standard: 6,000 yen, Student: 3,000 yen
Theme: "Open Doors - connecting and sharing"
Application: (Deadline: March 5)

TEDxTohokuUniversity invites you to be part of our 2017 conference on April 2.

Don't miss this great opportunity to hear from - and interact with - speakers from all around the Tohoku region. There will also be a reception dinner after the day's event where participants can network and share ideas.

Applications are now open, and we look forward to meeting you this spring.

So, what is TED?

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics -- from science to business to global issues -- in more than 110 languages.

Following in the successful footsteps of TED, TEDx is an independently organized event that similarly aims to encourage the sharing of ideas in communities around the world.

With support and supervision from Tohoku University, a group of students will be bringing the platform to Aobayama campus this year.

What can you expect at the event?

A lot of great ideas! The event will be held in an open and friendly environment where participants can share their thoughts and connect with like-minded people. There will also be light entertainment to make the day a truly memorable one.

Why now?

Many parts of the Tohoku region are still recovering from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The TEDxTohokuUniversity team believes that sustainable recovery and revitalization can best be achieved through stronger ties and greater engagement between the local communities and the university.

Tohoku University is home to many great minds and new, innovative technologies. As reflected in the theme of "Open Doors," this event hopes to inspire a frank exchange of ideas that can contribute to the further development of the Tohoku region.



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