Officially licensed by the New York TED organization, independent TEDxSPbU event is organized by the students of Saint Petersburg State University which aim is to preach the essence of all TED events – “Ideas worth spreading”. On April 22nd GSOM campus “Michailovskaya Dacha” will become a venue for a big event. It will be a distinctive place to attract gifted, socially active students, who are ready to learn more, and spectacular speakers who will share their outstanding ideas in the distinguish 18-minutes format.
TEDx conference is a place where speakers from different spheres perform in front of the eager audience. One after another they give speeches on seemingly never related to each other topics. This has an indelible effect on those who listen, giving them an opportunity to broaden their mindset and to create their own cross-disciplinary links. All performances are recorded on a video and then uploaded on an official TEDx broadcasting channel. Among those who shared their stories from the red TED stage were Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Gordon Brown and many others movers & shakers of this world.
TEDxSPbU will unite students of different departments of SPbSU with professors, famous scientists and successful alumni. We want to cultivate an idea that the University is much wider than just one specific department and if all students are united it is possible to make a breakthrough.
The headline of TEDxSPbU – «Together». Behind every invention or worldwide corporation there is a TEAM that has started from the bottom and has eventually made it possible. The time when just one person could turn the world upside down has already passed. We are dependent on each other in the world of complex links and interactions. There are spheres where serious issues can be solved only TOGETHER: science, space, worldwide companies, medicine, natural disasters etc. We should unite to fight those struggles the modern world gives.