Cool Earth Director Matthew Owen takes to the stage on Friday to be part of TEDxExeter.
Cool Earth’s long term approach to saving rainforest fits neatly with this year’s theme for TEDxExeter, Taking the Long View.
The conference, which takes place at Exeter Northcott Theatre on 24 April 2015 will also be available to watch as a livestream from the TEDxExeter website. Matthew will kick off the day with his talk: Saving rainforest a village at a time.
“When methods of preventing climate change are mentioned in the media, preserving the rainforest rarely get a mention,” says TEDxExeter organiser Claire Kennedy. “This is just one of the reasons we are delighted that Matthew Owen will be speaking about the remarkable work that Cool Earth does, and the significant impact it has both for the indigenous people, and for all of us sharing this planet.”
Matthew is one of 15 speakers at this year’s TEDxExeter conference who will share their ground breaking work in areas ranging from ending child hunger to teenage mental health; re-imagining security to the digital future of public health.
While tickets for the event at the Northcott Theatre have sold out, you can click here to watch the event live online. Four weeks after the conference videos all of the talks will be available via the TEDxExeter website.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2015 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDWomen2015 takes place in Monterey, California.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, click here.