TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here

Dates: December 5, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

In San Francisco for the first time, TEDWomen 2013 will channel the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley to celebrate invention in all its forms. More than 150 TEDx events around the world will take part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme “Invented Here.” The result: A truly global conversation — from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul — celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers; local problem-solvers and global leaders. TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here. Be there.

As part of the TEDWomen conference, local TEDx events around the world will be surfacing and celebrating innovative people in their own communities.

TEDWomen 2013 will celebrate invention in all its forms. Not just technology and things, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives. Some of the questions we’re asking:  How does geography impact innovation? How do new technologies shape our lives? How do great ideas take flight? How can meaningful change be imagined, fostered, and scaled? 

Why attend? Because over the past three years, TEDWomen has launched some powerful ideas into the world. In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave the talk that led to her groundbreaking book “Lean In.” In 2011, Jane Fonda gave a mind-shifting talk on the unexpected “third act” in women’s lives now. In 2012, Angela Patton told the unforgettable tale of a father-daughter dance … held in prison.

This year’s program will deliver similarly groundbreaking ideas. Women are so often the creative powerhouses driving progress, and the active force crystalizing change in communities worldwide. From small, local solutions to global movements, the power of women’s invention is visible in every region, in every field.

TEDWomen 2013 features

  • An immersive program of speakers and performers
  • A community of thoughtful women and men interested in innovation
  • Plenty of opportunities to connect over meals and caffeine-fueled breaks
  • A global presence through more than 100 related TEDx events