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TEDxUCCI 2016: A Leap Into The Future!

On Saturday, March 19th, UCCI’s second live TEDx event took place here in the Cayman Islands. Over 200 attendees inclusive of teachers, students and parents gathered at Sir Vassel Johnson Hall for a day of ‘ideas worth sharing’ relating to the future.“We were thrilled to have such a wonderful turnout. We doubled our expectations for audience size and tripled last year’s attendance,” said Dr. JD Mosley-Matchett, event curator. TEDx events require a LOT of the presenters, attendees, volunteers and sponsors. It was no different for TEDxUCCI. “We thank all of the volunteers both from UCCI and the broader community  who gave so much time and effort in the planning and execution of this successful event. In addition, none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our many donors, most especially our PhD sponsor, the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports,” Dr. Mosley-Matchett said. View our photo gallery on Flickr and stay tuned for videos of all the talks to be posted in the coming weeks. Keep up with all the latest TEDxUCCI happenings by visiting our News page. We hope to see you at next year's event!

Did you Miss the TEDxUCCI Youth Event: Made in the Future?

A NASA engineer, a Disney Imagineer, an MIT alum, a top tech man from Johns Hopkins and a fashion designer who produced an entire collection through 3D printing.... the list of amazing and inspiring speakers goes on. In between talks, attendees participated in Storycorps interviews, video testimonials, visioning exercises, a photo challenge and discussions. Also, our hardworking volunteers (with students taking the lead) delighted everyone with a great spread at lunch and during breaks (including homemade TEDx-themed cupcakes, some with team member names, even!). Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more.

TEDxUCCI: Fearless! Videos Now Available for Viewing:
Visit our Presenters page for links to videos of our TEDxUCCI: Fearless! presentations on YouTube.

Hosted by the University College of the Cayman Islands, our vision is to inspire people to step out of their comfort zones, think innovatively, and exchange ideas fearlessly.

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUCCI, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUCCI event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED