Innovators were not always welcomed in the past. With hindsight it is clear that whereas innovation was not really appreciated by the leaders of static systems, they are thought to be the only relevant reaction in our present, dynamically changing environment.

But what is this phenomenon that was sometimes celebrated, sometimes persecuted?

And who will make innovators?

By definition an innovation is an idea and its implementation. What we mean by an idea is something that is a creative idea, something that redesigns something existing, something that is earth-shattering. Furthermore it is something than can be put into practice as creativity without implementation in itself does not involve a real innovation.


And what makes it so important for us?

When describing the environment around us the VUCA acronym can be used more and more often. This acronym was originally used by the military: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. It clearly shows that nowadays we have to hold our ground in such fields where the tried and tested methods are outrun, and new solutions have to be found to old and new problems alike in a very short time.

Easier said than done - and what about the practical execution?

During our TEDx event you can have an insight into the different aspects of this process and the innovators’ activities. We would like to get an answer to the following questions:


  • How can we redesign?
  • What is the supportive environment like and what kind of environment hinders innovation?
  • What kind of failures have to be overcome to reach a successful innovation?
  • Can creative thinking be developed?
  • What innovative solutions are expressed in connection with our most important problems?
  • What role do communities and networks play in an innovative process?
  • What priority does the education have and what flexible role does it play in planning and implementing innovation?
  • What kind of personal hardships do dedicated innovators come through?

We are convinced that innovation has become a widespread practice, most strikingly in the technical industries. We are searching for and introducing the innovations from the widest possible range, along with technology, putting an emphasis on art, fashion and humanities. We believe that innovation is more than salvation and we are going to show innovations undergoing continuous development on the TEDxMETU stage.


Join us, we are really looking forward to your innovative thoughts, illuminating, surprising, shocking or funny stories.


Apply for being a presenter until 15 April and share your story with the world on the TEDxMETU 2020 stage.

Info



Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház (National Movie Theatre)
Map



29th October 2020 16:30-22:00


Registration: 15:30-16:30

Presentations: 16:30-about 21:00


There are other programmes in the break and after the presentations.




Any questions?

Contact us at hello@metropolitan.hu



Tickets will be sold in spring.
Details will be announced soon in this menu.



During ticket sales you can purchase your ticket online paying by bankcard.


In case card payment is not available for companies, bank transfer is also provided. Contact us at hello@metropolitan.hu



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Apply for TEDxMETU 2020 or refer a presenter to us!

Apply to become a presenter!

We are looking for such inspiring stories which can electrify others, provide new perspectives, fresh thoughts or morals.


If you have such interesting, illuminating, surprising or shocking stories that you would love to share with hundreds of people live on a stage, here is the chance to grab: share your story with the world in the autumn of 2020 on the third TEDxMETU! We are also looking forward to those enthusiastic performers who could show their creations or performances connected to the topics above.


Refer a presenter to us!

If you know someone who you think to be a potential, valuable performer on our stage, please recommend him / her to us. And we'll contact him / her.

Why to apply?



you can share your story with others



you can stand on a real TEDx stage, inspiring hundreds of people with your story



you will be provided with professional coaching, free of charge



being a TED-presenter looks good on your CV



you can meet new people, build your network



you can become part of the worldwide TEDx community

Register

I tell my story
I tell my story

How?

1. Record a one-minute long video (e.g. by your mobile) while you are telling your story briefly,

2. Upload the video to YouTube or send it to hello@metropolitan.hu by using a mega sender,

3. Provide us with the opportunity to contact you by uploading your availabilities.




I hereby accept that by filling in the present form my personal data is handled by Budapest Metropolitan University in accordance with Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information and I will be informed in connection with the event through emails and phone calls. Your data is not handed over to a third party and is not used for any other purpose. Further information


4. If you are selected, you will be on the Small Stage of TEDxMETU on 21st April: in the admission test you will be asked to tell your story in 4 minutes. Here you will have an audience and you can invite your friends to come and support you. The panel of judges are the curators-organizers of the TEDxDanubia.

5. If you are short-listed to the groups of presenters, our mutual work will be started so that you could stand confidently on the TEDxMETU stage in autumn.


I recommend a presenter
I recommended a presenter

Do you know people who are connected to METU in any way and whose stories people should hear in your opinion?

In that case please recommend that particular person so we could contact them.

Moreover if the person you recommended is on the TEDx stage, you are given two tickets as a gift.


The person I recommend:







Please share your availabilities with us so that we know who to refer to:






I hereby accept that by filling in the present form my personal data is handled by Budapest Metropolitan University in accordance with Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information and I will be informed in connection with the event through emails and phone calls. Your data is not handed over to a third party and is not used for any other purpose. Further information

I am a creator, a performer
I am a creator, a performer

Do you have such a performance or piece of art that could be shown on a stage or be displayed?
Please send it to us and if our professional judges give it the green light, and we will contact you.


How can you show it to us?


1. Introduce/show the performance/piece of art in maximum 700 characters

2. Upload at least 5 pieces of good quality photos or 1 good quality video.

3. Give the exact technical requirements of the performance

4. Give the length of time of the production (time limit: max 10 minutes)

5. Write a short introduction of yourself in maximum 700 characters

6. Send us about your production / performance maximum 5 high-quality images or 1 high-quality video, additionally 1 picture about yourself to hello@metropolitan.hu (attached or by large file sender.)

7. Provide us with the opportunity to contact you by uploading your availabilities







I hereby accept that by filling in the present form my personal data is handled by Budapest Metropolitan University in accordance with Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information and I will be informed in connection with the event through emails and phone calls. Your data is not handed over to a third party and is not used for any other purpose. Further information

Inforoom

Are you interested in the opportunity; would you like to learn more about it? Have you got a topic idea? Would you like to get a feedback to it from us?


Watch the video of our TEDx Inforoom where we answered many of your questions:



Any questions?

Write to hello@metropolitan.hu!

About TED

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.



TED conferences with their thought-provoking and entertaining18-minute long or shorter presentations offer an incredibly intense and inspiring experience.



TED has totally changed the conference experience as it put the previous norm into a new dimension and it has evolved into probably the most exciting, the most requested and the most serious, non-professional conference in the world.



At TED conferences the presentations are recorded on a video which is available at TED.com after the event.



Loads of well-known and less-known performers have appeared on the TED stage so far, quite often giving an unconventional, thought-provoking and stimulating presentation: Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Philippe Starck, Alain de Botton, Isabel Allende, Gordon Brown, David Deutsch or Bono.



The audience of TED comes typically from a heterogeneous background who are open, intelligent, positive and socially active.



TED creates such an intense and stimulating environment where participants can get deeper knowledge of each other and therefore the world and also themselves, it can inspire and enrich the way we think and all these can lead to new solutions and projects. Further information: TED.com / TED Talks

TEDx Program


TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe via “rules and tools”. TEDx events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and the latest research in their local areas and spark conversations in their communities.


TED.com / TED Talks