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Video: Meet TEDx in a Box version 2.0

Posted by: Tedstaff
  • TEDx in a Box is a toolkit with all the gear needed to host a TEDx event in the developing world — projector, speakers and more, packed in a shippable box. The TEDx in a Box program launched last year with 10 boxes, powering events in India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Brazil and Ecuador. (Among them were TEDxGawair, in the Gawair slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by Masarat Daod, and TEDxKliptown in South Africa, in a community that does not have formal housing, running water or electricity.)

    For phase two of the project, TEDx teamed up with IDEO.org to rethink TEDx in a Box. IDEO.org fellows Emily Friedberg, Marika Shioiri-Clark and Robin Bigio interviewed the first class of TEDx in a Box event organizers and found six key things they wanted:

    more help explaining TEDx to their community
    to cater to bigger audiences
    to be able to create their own content
    a simpler box technology
    help planning the event beyond just setting up the box
    a more easily transported box

    Visit the TEDx blog for photos of the brainstorm and buildout … and the IDEO.org Blog for running notes from Emily, Marika and Robin.

    The result, TEDx in a Box 2.0, is a multi-use organizational system with color-coded, icon-specific graphics that make it easy to set up a TEDx event anywhere. The box includes a projector, a PA system, a DVD player, a battery and inverter, two camcorders and a tripod, a power strip and an SD card. The Quickstart Guide guides the event organizer to charge the system, set it up to watch a TEDTalk and host live speakers, with or without slides.

    Watch the demo video to see how it works >>

    The next step? Build a few boxes, and send them out to TEDx communities around the globe.

    Follow the IDEO.org fellows on their TEDx in a Box creation journey on the IDEO.org Blog >>

    Comments (6)

    • Omar Abdelhaq commented on May 3 2012

      This is an Amazing idea, I think I can actually refer one of the event organizers to it who is hosting an event in a remote area in Jordan!

    • Yunhee Shin commented on Jan 25 2012

      Haha! Great Job! This idea is Great! :-) I hope TEDx ideas going to spread to all of the world.

    • DAVID CHOO commented on Oct 31 2011

      It’s so amazing! Thanks to TEDx team and IDEO.org fellows! Hope to use it in Nepal :-)

    • Cindy Nawilis commented on Oct 24 2011

      Love the idea! Can’t wait to see which communities will start to use it

    • Kara DeFrias commented on Oct 19 2011

      SO proud of you guys! This is a great story around the importance of revisiting, and revising, innovations. The new layout and design is spot on. :)

    • Kelo Kubu commented on Oct 19 2011

      Love it. Its a great evolution from the first one. The box looks great – bright. The Quickstart guide and the colour coding are a great addition. It will make it easier to set up.