Dream me. Build me. Make me real.
TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders - with live speakers, global conversations and activities.
TEDCity2.0 will commence on September 20, 2013 at The Times Center in New York City from 9am-5pm EST, featuring an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers including 2012’s City 2.0 Award winners. Hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary and Courtney Martin, the four-session event will surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe. TEDCity2.0 will focus on how bright ideas turn into collective impact—through talks, breakout sessions and satellite events globally. The event will be livestreamed for free around the world.
In 2012, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet's future depends: the City 2.0. Coinciding with the TEDCity2.0 anchor event, TEDxCity2.0 is an initiative in the spirit of TEDxYouthDay, TEDxChange and TEDxWomen.Speakers may focus on official City 2.0 themes, including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space, and Safety -- all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities. Events may also include one or more sessions of TEDCity2.0 -- the TED-hosted event coinciding with the TEDxCity2.0 initiative.