The Aachen-based student initiative, AiX Talks e.V., is the organization team behind TEDxRWTHAachen conferences. Since the initiative foundation in 2013, we have successfully held seven TEDxRWTHAachen conferences, hosting up to 300 attendees at a single event. Team structure includes Strategy, Program, Event, Marketing, Finance and IT teams. Our teams consists of dedicated students from diverse academic backgrounds, who share the same values and motivations for “Ideas Worth Spreading”.
The unknown force that pulls all the strings! We have to make sure that there is a harmonious internal communication between all members; some of the activities include organizing team meetings and weekend getaways.
The goal is to make the content of the event as diverse as possible – this includes the actual talks and performances and the wonderful people behind them. We are always in search of potential speakers and performers. When they are found we stay in frequent contact with them to prepare the respective talks and presentations.
Our team takes care of most of the work behind the scenes. We make sure that attendees have a roof over their head; food, drinks and coffee to accompany the TEDx talks; take care of stage design; organize and coach the whole team for the event day. We do lots of transportation and spend a lot of money.
The goal is to increase our online and offline presence in order to spread the TED spirit as far as we can. This includes creating content for our social medias; preparing posters and logos for the event; marketing in lecture halls; frequent contact with RWTH, AStA, FH and other TEDx groups!
At the Finance Team we take good care of the incomes and outcomes, sponsors, insurances and ticketing, so we can safely have a beautiful event.
We are the people of digital world. We use technology to make your life easy – this mainly includes website, ticket sales and some internal processes.
Join our team!
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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.