TEDxCaserta 2015

Conceived and supported by team of young professionals of Caserta, TEDxCaserta will take place on the night of February 6, at the Centro Commerciale Campania in Marcianise. On stage, 10 speakers from Italy and abroad will share their perspective on the wide, fascinating and challenging definition of the theme chosen for 2015: Global Contamination

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.

About TEDx

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)

Global Contamination

Not just integration or confrontation between different ideas, contamination is a new model for tackle the contemporary society and future challenges. Diverse languages, different experiences and ideas come together in a common vision that is global and inclusive. In these years, potential energy has been transformed in a multidirectional movement to create a new ecosystem in which peer-to-peer, liquid, open, participatory systems represent the new context. In this arena, building value becomes a shared process of participation. This is contamination, more precisely Global Contamination, therefore TEDxCaserta. An event that comes to life in a particular territory, full of history and vision, crossing his identity and uniqueness to create a space of exchange, a starting point more than a destination. Ideas that come from afar meet and mingle with the community, its individuals to embrace new perspectives and the “arithmetic” operation that George Bernard Shaw metaphorically synthesized with ““If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”