TEDxEvansStreet is an all-day independently organized TED event dedicated to spreading ideas by blending innovation, insight, and storytelling. The experience collectively ignites the Florence community’s commitment to lifelong learning and spark positive change.
The 2018 theme is CHANGE AGENTS. According to Greek Philosopher Heraclitus, the one constant in life is change. Change as he believed it to be was the sheer acceptance that opposition forces are essential for living life. It is the clinging to what is known and considered to be safe that is the downfall of life, which is not growth. One cannot help but think there is nothing new in this great world, one or something can only make or become different, thus giving us change. The thought then goes to be an active principle that serves as a guiding intelligence that achieves a result or producing an effect. On what? That what can be as inventive and innovative as possible if mankind is represented to the fullest with maximum result to live an essential life. A change agent makes a difference in the status quo. They authenticate differences through problem solving, while creating new paradigms or models that will further advance who we are. It takes practice, examination, and ethical behavior. Are you a CHANGE AGENT?
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxEvansStreet, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEvansStreet event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. To read more, visit www.ted.com/tedx.