The System of Everything
What are Systems? They are the invisible connections that intrinsically link everything that we do. From our careers to our health, to transportation, education, and our own family lives – systems govern it all. Every tiny piece of the system works together to build our current lifestyles.
Are these systems working for us, and is it time to take a closer look at them? Maybe it’s time to break the system. Re-make the system.
At the inaugural TEDxWindsor event in March, Laura Briscoe and Jeni Van Kesteren showed us that the educational system could be improved by teaching Math and Art at the same time. At TED2016 Anthony Goldbloom talks about how many of our jobs will be replaced by automatic machine systems. Bastian Schaefer talks about a new system emerging and the possibility of building airplanes with 3D printed parts.
Let’s explore. Examine the old system and if it calls for it, create a new protocol… one that we’ve adapted to life as we know it in the new millennia.
You are required to submit a 2 minute MAXIMUM video at the end of this application. Please have it ready to be submitted before starting this application.
You must upload it to a private platform, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, and share with us the private link. Videos uploaded on YouTube will not be accepted. You do not need to work on video production, a simple phone video will work beautifully. We’re looking for value in your words, not the way you have edited your video at this point.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
We want original work that has not been seen before.
Your video needs to convey your idea worth spreading, why it’s important and why it needs to be told now. You do not need to over-produce the video, this can be from your phone. We’re interested in the idea, not production value.
Approximate Timeline (dates subject to change)
December 31, 2018 – Application Deadline
January 14, 2018 – Phase 2 applicants selected
February 4, 2018 – Phase 2 applicants to submit 10 minute version of their talk
February 10, 2018 – Phase 3 applicants selected
February – In person auditions
End of February – Final Speakers Selected
March, April, May – Rehearsals and Speaker Coaching
May 2019 – TEDxWindsor Event
A big THANK YOU for wanting to be part of our 2019 event. We are grateful for each and every one of you.