For one day only, the TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event themed “City 2.0″ event at their favorite local spots, featuring the brightest local minds and biggest hearts. In unison, we’ll share the stories of our beloved homes: where are the bright spots? The creative adaptations? The transformative responses to injustice? Who is asking the most pressing questions? Pioneering the most complex solutions? Speakers can focus on themes including culture, transportation, education, sanitation, recreation — all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities.
In addition, as part of this global collaboration, we are piloting Action pitch sessions during our TEDxCity2.0 day event — giving innovators the opportunity to pitch ideas for urban transformation that will inspire their local community and the global TEDx network in the process. We are offering up to five members of our community the chance to propose projects around the theme of “City 2.0”.