Our Mission

TEDxGlasgowCaledonianUniversity is a TEDx Conference initiated and developed by 31 of our university’s students. As Glasgow Caledonian University is hosting its very first TEDx conference, our aim is to reiterate the importance of contributing to the Common Good using the four attributes; Active and Global Citizenship, Entrepreneurial Mind-set, Responsible Leadership, and Confidence. Through sharing ideas and concepts of speakers from a range of backgrounds, professions and interests, we hope to inspire you with bright ideas that can help change the world for the better.

Our TEDx conference name, Unfolding Good Together, was chosen on the basis of our university’s constant engagement with and commitment to its common good ‘Engagement Wheel’, involving business, community, international, schools and colleges, public, and research engagement.

The Unfolding Good Together TEDx conference will feature live entertainment, including inspiring and motivational speeches, music, goody-bags and food & drinks in between breaks for you to converse amongst yourselves and with speakers, giving you a chance to gain more information about shared ideas and TEDx.

What is TED?

Spreading.  Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia.  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-organised TED- style events around the world, and the TED  Fellows programme, helping world-changing  innovators from around the globe to amplify  the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxGlasgowCaledonianUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGlasgowCaledonianUniversity event, TED Talk videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.