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McAllen, TX

The 2015 TEDxMcAllen Event

TEDxMcAllen is an organization that seeks to provide a number of opportunities in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley for people to share ideas, learn about our local innovators, and help figure out how to transform our community into the best that it can be. We were created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” Our events are planned and coordinated by a team of volunteers with support from individuals and organizations from across the Rio Grande Valley.
Since our first event in 2014, we have been striving to find the most captivating stories, ideas, and inspiration in our area. Through our events we hope to share those stories with you to ignite change at every level and give you an outlet to take your thoughts and turn them into transformative actions in our communities.

Our audience will be highly influential members of the greater McAllen community who are open to new ideas. Our event should reflect progress and moving forward, with a touch of local flair.

Our Theme
The theme of our 2015 event is Breaking Borders. While we do want to address our relation to the physical border we share with Mexico, we also want to address a greater metaphoric border that we are crossing as our region is expanding commercially, technologically and culturally.

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.)

TEDxMcAllen is set to take place Tuesday, October 6th. For updated and current venue and ticket information, please visit www.tedxmcallen.us or email info@tedxmcallen.us
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 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 or less. 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, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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. 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 world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.