TED Talks (https://www.ted.com/talks/browse) bring variety of views on one platform. The talks by subject experts follow a 20 minute limit.
The structure of the TED event itself is designed to promote deep informal interactions amongst the speakers and participants who are curated, and for a long time, were invite only.
Volunteering has gain acceptance over past few years. There are a number of organisations (like Youth for Seva) to facilitate volunteering, and a number of companies who promote volunteering within. The third stake holder would be partner NGOs who work on the ground.
TED is a registered brand name that needs a prior license for using. Our intention is to pick up useful elements from TED / INK talks and create our own version.
Organize a 1 day event for various stakeholders in the volunteering domain. The desired outcome would be better understanding of challenges faced and solutions that have gained traction. Also provide 100 odd participants a platform to intermingle.
Ideal Team :
The following team members are likely to add value:
- Team of 3-5 people to connect with corporates who promote volunteering
- Team of 3 – 5 people to connect with partner NGOs who do on ground work
- Team of 3 – 5 people for creating marketing collaterals, branding, web presence, publicity
- Team of 3 – 5 people for logistics, administration, back end work
- Team of 2 – 3 to take care of resource mobilisation / raising money (not likely to be much effort – since likely to use some corporate / school auditorium)
- 8 – 10 people – one for each speaker – who will work with the speakers to ensure that talks stick to the time limit, remain interesting and add significant value to the attendees.
Useful Reads :
- Must Read
- Chris Anderson is the curator of TED Talks. His talk to TEDx organisers on what makes a great talk, great.
- Chris Anderson wrote a 5 page particle in Harvard Business Review blog. To read, you need to register – which is free.
- There was workshop for TEDx organisers. The notes from there are instructive
- Useful Links, worth reading
- TED Talks are more about telling stories.
- Don’t be a slave of the Power Point