Paley Center for Media Announces TEDxWomen in New York and Los Angeles
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by BWW News Desk
The Paley Center for Media announces TEDxWomen, a one-day event planned for December 1 at the Paley Center locations in both New York and Los Angeles. TEDxWomen will be curated and produced by The Paley Center for Media, and will be hosted by the Paley Center's President and CEO, Pat Mitchell.
TEDxWomen will gather global thought leaders and innovators for a cross-disciplinary program focused on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead -- what this means and why it matters to all of us. Speakers from around the globe -- including women and men, from anthropologists to artists, scientists, and futurists -- will share their ideas in the classic TED format, creating a program that surprises and inspires.
TEDxWomen's theme, The Conversation Continues, carries forward the vital connections and vibrant discussions ignited by last year's first ever TEDWomen conference, whose talks posted on TED.com and YouTube were viewed 8 million times-and translated into 52 languages-and viewed another 4.5 million times on platforms like BlackBerrys and iPads. TEDxWomen will continue moving towards the goal set last year: to capture a unique moment in history, when women and girls are being recognized for their innovative solutions to combat poverty, improve public health and education, and create environments for peace and stability.
TEDxWomen will extend this reach and impact to new audiences, stimulating new ideas, sparking more debates, and continuing to uncover the many ways women and girls are reshaping our world. Speakers will include the famous and undiscovered, artistic and scientific, pioneers and innovators: from Jane Fonda to Lamis Zein, the woman who heads an all-female bomb-disposal unit in Lebanon; from Barbara Walters to singer-songwriter Morley; from Dr. Mehmet Oz to Gloria Steinem; from social-media maven Tiffany Shlain to Vietnam refugee and tech entrepreneur Tan Le; and from documentarian Jennifer Siebel Newsom to cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson. And throughout the day, we'll welcome young girls to our stage such as young fashion icon Tavi Gevinson and South African teen Busisiwe Mkhumbuzi who will inspire us with the ways they are starting the conversation and leading their own change.
The inspiring lineup will bring new voices and perspectives to continue the conversation on:
The program will run on December 1st from 9:30am (ET) throughout the day until 9:45pm (ET)/6:45pm (PT) alternating between live events and streams from both Paley Center locations. TEDxWomen will stream live to a network of TEDxWomen events happening around the globe: from Amman to Amsterdam, Bogota to Beijing, Cape Town to Columbus. TED is in the midst of accepting license requests for TEDx events around the globe happening in concert with TEDxWomen.
For more information on TEDxWomen, please visit the conference website at http://tedxwomen.org/.
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