Conection & Collaboration
Panama City, Panama - May 25, 2014 (Tickets on sale starting April 1st 2014)

Space is limited to only one hundred handpicked thought leaders. TEDxPuntaPaitlla is an event meant to spark discussion about diverse topics that are meaningful in our lives. By mixing TED Talks on video with live speakers we intend to create a stimulating event that combines familiar topics with new areas of exploration. In the spirit of ideas worth sharing this event will be recorded and shared within the local community and to the public at large.

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About TEDxPuntaPaitilla

Mission:  The purpose of TEDxPuntaPaitilla is to encourage the dissemination of ideas.  It aims to provide a platform for the regions most intelligent thinkers, greatest visionaries, and most inspiring teachers, so that many people can get a better understanding of the major issues facing the world, sharing a desire to help create a better future.

Vision:  We believe passionately that ideas change the world.  By combining the TED platform with the local spirit and energy, we hope that these meetings and talks foment innovation and collaboration what will enrich Panama, the entire region and the world at large.

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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, 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 organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows 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.

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