TEDActive Projects

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The TEDActive Projects harness the energy, optimism and talent of our community to find innovative answers to big questions. These informal brainstorms combine an incredible diversity of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives to discover new ideas.

The Concept

TEDActive Projects pair our community with five brands who have taken a step toward radically open thinking, to learn from the enthusiasm and energy of our attendees. With five remarkable topics — from reimagining musical performance to reenergizing the local community – everyone can participate.

The Projects spark new ideas through conversation and collaboration. We’re capturing the story of an idea and understanding how it grows. Everybody can five feedback and participate in all five projects. Join all the Projects, just a few, or follow one from start to finish.

The Process

Social media discussions get ideas flowing before the conference. On-site, attendees have unique opportunities to participate at pre-conference Brainstorms, think kinesthetically with interactive art exhibits and push the most innovative ideas forward. If a question sparks your curiosity, jump in!

Every Project is supported by a team of rockstar experts in nurturing and spreading ideas. Facilitators come from IDEO, and they know how to spark and maintain intensely creative conversation. The Lovesocial team are social media gurus who take the most incredible ideas and think about captivating new ways to share them with the world. TEDActive Interns come from universities around the US where their classmates are working on the Project questions.