Like so many things this year, the TEDxTohokuUniversity Conference will be a little different. It will be held online, with a mix of pre-recorded talks, live discussions and breakout rooms.
The theme is "Hidden," a pun on the Japanese characters for 秘 (hi) which means secret, and 伝 (den) which means teach. The idea being that if we only see what's on the surface, we will miss - or fail to appreciate - the true value hidden underneath.
This event will be a great opportunity to hear from - and interact with - a diverse group of speakers and audience members from around the world.
Event: TEDxTohokuUniversity 2020 Conference
Date: November 8, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Online (from Tohoku University)
Cost: Free, but registration is required
To register (use the + sign to indicate the number of tickets): https://www.tedxtohokuu.com/
TED vs TEDx: How Are They Different?
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, most commonly 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 and business, to arts and social issues - in more than 110 languages.
While TED Talks take a more global approach to issues, TEDx events typically focus on voices in the local community. The 'x' stands for independently organized TED event.
TEDxTohokuUniversity 2019 (Palette): https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/news/university_news/tedx_tohokuuniversity_2019_palette.html