The old saying goes: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Folded into this truism is a nugget of wisdom: that women so often are the ones driving innovation, the creative powerhouses surfacing new concepts, and the active force crystalizing change in communities near and far. This is the spirit that TEDWomen 2013 will celebrate with its theme: Invented Here.
TEDWomen 2013 will be held in San Francisco, December 4-6, 2013, at the new SFJAZZ Center. Registration for the event opens today. Head to the TEDWomen site to find out how to apply »
But even if you can’t travel, you can be a part of the TEDWomen experience. On December 5, more than 150 TEDx events around the world will share the TEDWomen livestream and present local speakers with their own takes on invention and re-invention, making the day about the global experience of women.
TEDWomen has become a powerful test kitchen for ideas. Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In began on the TEDWomen stage on 2010. In 2011, Jane Fonda spoke on how women can and should have a “third act.” And last year, Angela Patton — recently featured on ABC News — shared her incredible story of throwing a father-daughter dance in prison.
Join us this December as we celebrate the incredible work of women and celebrate the inventors, designers, chefs, thinkers, makers, leaders, local problem-solvers and general dreamers of every gender who dare to imagine more.