TEDxOtaniemi seeks joy in learning

/INS.The one-day TEDxOtaniemi event on August 19th, 2016 combines having fun with learning at the Aalto Design Factory in Espoo.

The one-day TEDxOtaniemi event on August 19th, 2016 combines having fun with learning at the Aalto Design Factory in Espoo.

There are 15 talks in total and the goal is to spark conversations around the theme “Learn to Play, Play to Learn”. TEDxOtaniemi wants to encourage open and impartial discussion about how learning could be made more fun, what learning is and what kinds of ideas play, learning, games and their combinations may spark.

The speakers will talk about how adults throw themselves into play in Escape Room games, how detective agency works within kindergarten, how playfulness at work encourages creativity and how joy can be brought into refugee camps.
 
Tickets for the event are distributed by lottery, for the venue can’t fit all the eager fans. You can get into the mood easily by organizing your own TEDxOtaniemi Satellite event. You can do this from your home couch, if you want! More information about the Satellite events can be found at www.tedxotaniemi.com/live. The talks presented at TEDxOtaniemi will be recorded and will be available to watch after the event. Last year's TEDxOtaniemiED event was watched in 29 different countries via live stream.

There have been over 14 TEDx events held all around Finland, and TEDxOtaniemiED was held last year at Design Factory with an education theme. As with all the rest, TEDxOtaniemi is organized purely by volunteer effort, with around 70 volunteers working on the event.

Caption: “Inspiration for organizing TEDxOtaniemi came from a need to do something that matters. I feel that learning and spreading ideas help with active, critical and enlightened citizenship. To put it simply, we want to help people be as awesome as they can be. TEDxOtaniemi feels like a good idea, with a lot of meaning for people.” says Hannu Jaakkola, main organizer for TEDxOtaniemi.

TEDxOtaniemi will be held at the Aalto Design Factory on the 19th of August, 2016.

The event and live stream start at 3 PM.

More about the event and speakers: http://www.tedxotaniemi.com/

List of Satellite Events will update at: http://www.tedxotaniemi.com/satellites/     
 
More information and interview questions:

Hannu Jaakkola, Main Organizer
tedxotaniemi@gmail.com
+358407243883
 http://tedxotaniemi.com

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
 
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
 
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