by Alán Hensley Imagine the weight of a secret story you have kept for 10 years. A story about a pivotal point in your...
The theme for TEDxBerkleeValencia 2016, Connecting the Dots, speaks to the idea of connectivity. On the one hand, we consider that through acts or moments of synchronicity, diverse ideas seemingly at random, across multiple disciplines, and without design can morph into something new in creative ways, pushing beyond limits and expectations. On the other hand, we question how in a hyper-connected world where everyone is constantly plugged in, do we still connect offline and maintain that interpersonal interaction? With the new trends in communication and technology, everyone is connected through six degrees — or less — of separation.
“TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.”
The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.