Published on 12/3/2014
How can we epitomise change? How can we become active players in our environment? How can we express our sense of wonder and passion, and make social commitment and risk-taking really mean something? What are the local, historical, economic, political and digital foundations on which we can build Society 3.0?
These were the issues dealt with by the second annual TEDxReims conference, held on 21 November and streamed live from the School’s large lecture theatre.
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“The topic ‘society 3.0’ is an allusion to what we used to call the ‘web 2.0,’ which was the interactive web that put the surfer at the centre of the experience. ‘Society 3.0,’ puts humanity back at the centre of our ever-changing society,” explains Charles BAI, President of TEDxReims and graduate of NEOMA Business School, Rouen campus (MGE 1986).
Students from NEOMA Business School, Reims campus, were also among the volunteers who helped to organise the event.
>> The 2014 TEDxReims conference is available here
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What is TED?
For the last 25 years, the American conference TED has brought together brilliant experts in different fields to share their ideas with the whole world. TED is an annual event that invites the world’s greatest talents to share their passion. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three great areas that, together, shape our future. But the event goes further than this. It presents ideas from every discipline. This inspiring four-day conference brings together an audience – CEOs, scientists, inventors, philanthropists – that 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).
What is TEDx?
TED wanted to share its success with its wider community of fans, to spread the TED vision all over the world. The TEDx programme was set up to continue to spread ideas and the passion for knowledge. The x signifies that the events are organised independently but respect a number of criteria defined by TED. Many French cities have already hosted TEDx conferences. Most of these cities have made their TEDx conferences annual, lasting events rather than one-off happenings.
>> Get a foretaste of the 2014 conference with the video of Yann Harlaut, doctor in History, culture consultant and member of the Reims City scientific committee, who spoke at the conference on the topic of “Champagne co-creation chronicles.”
>> article and video on TEDxReims 2013