The mission of TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen is to call forth the vital creative power of our participants by celebrating and shining a light on women innovators who are reimagining, redefining and shaping the world based on their deeply personal values, perspectives and visions. This year we explore the theme time and consider the challenges and opportunities facing our world that call for inventive solutions now - solutions women are bringing to the fore with distinctive insight, awareness and intelligence. As always, our program will feature Talks and performances across a wide array of fields and disciplines hosted in an environment designed to delight, inspire, nourish and expand the mind, heart, and senses.
Our aim in curating this event is to bring together a community of knowledge-seeking, socially conscious women leaders in the spirit of inclusivity, generosity and possibility. With an audience and roster of speakers who reflect the texture and depth of Los Angeles, we intend to bring intimacy, urgency and momentum to our local women's leadership movement. It is our strong belief that the time is both opportune and historically pressing for women to step forward and lead with their unique talents, perspectives, vision and passions.
TEDWomen brings together a global community of women and men interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action.
2016 Theme: It's About Time
This year TEDWomen will explore the conventions and challenges of time and ask the hard questions. Because isn't it about time:
- To find long-term solutions to climate change, poverty, immigration, violence, race, gender and economic inequities?
- To lead for different outcomes?
- To challenge our "time-saving" technologies?
- To pay full attention and be fully present for ourselves as well as others?
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