This is the official blog for TEDActive.
TEDActive is a parallel event held each year at the same time as the TED conference. A curated community of curious, energetic leaders and global innovators gather to experience the live simulcast and move ideas to action.
TEDActive is about finding opportunities to awaken latent creativity and let you rediscover the joy of making something with your own hands. Whatever you’ve been meaning to build, or learn to build, you can. Innovation happens when you tinker, explore and play. Attendees can sign up for workshops to learn to use the tools in these spaces or dig in and share skills by leading their own workshops. Think bike repair, hacking, sculpting in cardboard, 3D printing, homebrewing beer and more.
Included in the attendee mix are TED leaders from around the world who are helping to foster TED’s mission of spreading ideas: Volunteer translators, independent TEDx event organizers, TED Prize wish contributors and past TED Fellows. Special events create opportunities for these community members to meet face-to-face and exchange best practices.