FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Ruchika Tulshyan
Inaugural Conference on Dec. 1, 2012
Event Brings TED-Like Experience to Atlanta to Discuss Women’s Empowerment
ATLANTA, GA, October 24, 2012 – TEDxCentennialParkWomen, a TED-like experience dedicated to helping women advance and excel as leaders, will host its inaugural Atlanta event on Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the UPS Global Headquarters located at 55 Glenlake Parkway NE, in Atlanta.
At TEDxCentennialParkWomen, where x=independently organized TED event, live speakers and those streamed in from the TEDx Women Conference in Washington, D.C. will combine to spark innovative ideas and movements for change in women’s leadership.
“We are committed to be catalysts for fresh dialogues that help women grow as leaders and contributors to a strong and vibrant city, country, and world,” says Henna Inam, lead organizer of TEDxCentennialParkWomen and CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc.
Event sponsors include UPS, Arby’s, New Tricks Web Design, Standard Press, Baker Donelson, Jan Louie Design and Laser Stream Video.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration