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TED Talks and LIbraries

How can libraries use TED talks and TED programs for their events? Presented at the Texas Library Association

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TED Talks and LIbraries

  1. 1. from Collections to Connections TED talks and the Library
  2. 2. Chrystie Hill Phil Klein
  3. 3. •TED Conferences (TED, TEDActive, TEDGlobal) •TEDx Events, Salons, Youth events •TEDLive, TEDxLive Viewing Events •TED Ed, TED Books, StoryCorps •TED Translations for language learning
  4. 4. Dream together
  5. 5. •What can TED talks, programs, and TEDx events do for you?
  6. 6. •What is your vision of community and the greatest potential for events?
  7. 7. TEDx events in Texas, University, Youth, all ages
  8. 8. TEDx events in Texas
  9. 9. TEDx events in Texas
  10. 10. vTEDx Live video events
  11. 11. TED Ed TED-Ed is a free educational website for teachers and learners. We are a global and interdisciplinary initiative with a commitment to creating lessons worth sharing. Our approach to education is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. More information at .
  12. 12. • TED-Ed Clubs aims to introduce a school-friendly framework that supports students in meeting regularly to discuss, pursue and present their big ideas in the form of short TED-style Talks. • We celebrate exceptional student ideas by potentially featuring them at the annual TEDYouth conference or TEDxYouth events.
  13. 13. TEDx Library events
  14. 14. TEDx Library events
  15. 15. TEDx Library events in Texas
  16. 16. Library at TEDx events
  17. 17. Take StoryCorps global David Isay’s TED Prize
  18. 18. Libraries •Organize and spread ideas and knowledge •Connect communities •Are conveners •Hold events
  19. 19. TEDx Events •Convene a gathering •Show videos •Present live Talks •Social interaction and activities •Community building
  20. 20. Licensee Production Event Management Catering/Food Curation/Speaker Team Speaker Research Team Speaker Selection Presentation Design Speaker Coaching Sponsors/ Partners Communications Ticketing & Registration Volunteer Mgmt TEDx Events at a Library X=independently-organized TED event Event Consultant Event Sponsor Agent Teams
  21. 21. Licensee (Ken Harvey) Production (Phil until contractor is hired) Event Management (Phil) Catering/Food (Debie) Venue Selection (Debie, Cheryl, Phil) Special Events (Debie) Curation/Speaker Team (Ken, Kendra, Terry) Topic & Speaker Research PS Team Speaker Selection Presentation Design (Phil & Ken) Speaker Coaching (Phil & Ken) Sponsors/ Partners (Sue, Paul, Cheryl) Communications (Julie) Ticketing & Registration (Jessica) Volunteer Mgmt (Nancy) = Team = hired TEDxSnoIsleLibraries X=independently-organized TED event Event Consultant (Phil Klein) Event Sponsor Agent (Sue Ambler) Venue logistics (Debie) Venue management Team Leads Executive Group
  22. 22. TEDx Event Teams (larger scale) X=independently-organized TED event
  23. 23. What if… The library is a home for shared insights and insightful sharing Librarians are curators of ideas Libraries are community knowledge sharing centers We liberate ideas from isolation
  24. 24. What new and important ideas are in your community? What role will you play in encouraging insights to be shared? What potential do local idea sharing events hold for you and your library?
  25. 25. TED Talks, TEDx Events at Libraries • Hold Informal viewing parties • Share TED talks ( ) • Start a TED Ed Clubs at libraries or schools (see • Start at TED book club • Hold StoryCorps (download the mobile app) • Partner with local TEDx events ( • TEDx Library events (apply for a free license • TEDLive viewing parties (apply for a free license
  26. 26. from Collections to Connections TED talks and the Library
  27. 27. Chrystie Hill Phil Klein
  28. 28. TEDxColumbus 2009
  29. 29. TEDxRainier 2011
  30. 30. Thank you! Chrystie Phil
  31. 31. Appendix • TEDx organizer resources are online at • A global community of organizers is eager to support also.
  32. 32. To Manage a TEDx Event
  33. 33. To Manage a TEDx Event
  34. 34. To Manage a TEDx Event
  35. 35. To Manage a TEDx Event