TEDxLive: The idea for TEDxLive grew out of a question we were asking ourselves here at TED: What would happen if we made the TED Conference more open, more global, and its impact more immediate? What if we could ignite communities around the world to engage with - and build on - the TED Conference experience while it happened live?

The world is changing fast. Fresh thinking can be found in every direction, in emerging geographies as well as in the western hemisphere. Prepare to have your world turned upside down: Join us in Rio to explore the realities of tomorrow.
After seven years traveling the world, TEDGlobal is headed further south than ever. TEDGlobal has been held in Oxford, England; Arusha, Tanzania; and Edinburgh, Scotland -- always in a city where interesting things are happening. For 2014, we're setting up shop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a true megalopolis of 6 million people that's growing at a record pace. In a new theater on Copacabana Beach, we'll present a speaker program that explores a slate of topics interesting to anyone who watches the global south as it rises in influence and power. From the creativity behind the newest architecture to innovative business models that respect the realities of the south ... from exuberant art that lives beyond traditional markets to relevant new science, impactful design and social-justice issues ... we'll use the TED lens on issues of interest to not only the Southern half of the world but all of it.

The traditional TED format is maintained -- 18-minute stage talks, interspersed with music and performance, plus tech demos, exhibits and the famous TED parties (perhaps turned up a notch in celebratory Rio). And we'll be taking advantage of the best Rio has to offer, from the newest facilities being built out for the Olympics and World Cup, to the authentic flavor of its local neighborhoods, musicians and artists.

For a taste of the modern city of Rio -- both its hopes and its challenges, watch a TED Talk from Mayor Eduardo Paes: "The 4 commandments of cities" »

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Date: 8th October, 2014 Time: TBA Venue: TBA
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