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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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Whistler), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. But in 2014, it will be held in Brazil.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.

Follow TED on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDTalks.

Follow TED on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TED.

About TEDxWBG

TEDxWBG is a TED-licensed event that will be held in Washington, DC, USA. It will take a thematic look at “Ending Poverty” and bring together a diverse group of global and local thinkers and doers to share their perspectives and ideas on a serious development challenge.

TEDxWBG TEAM

TEDxWBG Organizer and Curator

Maya Brahmam, Senior Communications Officer, World Bank Group

Content

Global Practices

  • Mukesh Chawla, Head, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group
  • Claudia Costin, Senior Director, Education, World Bank Group
  • Harun Dogo, Young Professional, World Bank Group
  • Jeffrey Lewis, Chief Economist, Global Practices, World Bank Group

External and Corporate Relations

  • Nicole Frost, Communications Advisor, Global Practices, World Bank Group
  • Colleen Gorove-Dreyhaupt, Senior Communications Officer, Global Engagement, World Bank Group
  • Sarah Jackson-Han, Senior Communications Officer, Global Practices, World Bank Group
  • Edith Jibonoh, Adviser, Global Engagement, World Bank Group
  • Ana Elisa Luna, Senior Communications Officer, Global Practices, World Bank Group
  • Carolyn Reynolds, Communications Advisor, Global Practices, World Bank Group
  • Jill S. Wilkins, Manager, Global Engagement, World Bank Group

Leadership, Learning and Innovation

  • Maya Brahmam, Senior Communications Officer, World Bank Group
  • Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director, World Bank Group
  • Aleem Walji, Senior Adviser, World Bank Group

Web and Social Media

  • Donna Barne, Editor , World Bank Group
  • Benjamin Holzman, Consultant, World Bank Group
  • Jeffrey McCoy, Information Technology Officer, World Bank Group
  • Pabsy Pabalan, Multimedia Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Olivier Puech, Senior Online Communications Officer, World Bank Group
  • Mario Trubiano, Online Communications Officer, World Bank Group
  • Maria Velez, Web Designer, World Bank Group

Technical Production and Visual Media

  • Jessica Hoganason, Event Production Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Christopher Sebastian Walsh, Visual Media, World Bank Group

Marketing and Visual Identity

  • Maya Brahmam, Senior Communications Officer, World Bank Group
  • Christa Gyori, Marketing Channel Manager, Unilever
  • Tomoko Hirata, Senior Graphic Designer, World Bank Group
  • Jonathan Miller, Senior Project Manager , World Bank Group

Logistics, Registration and On-Site Coordination

  • Nazanine Atabaki, Communications Officer, World Bank Group
  • Paola Colla, Executive Assistant, World Bank Group
  • Marie-Helene Kabran, Event Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Brittani Menina, Event Coordinator, World Bank Group
  • Angelica Silvero, Communications Associate, World Bank Group