What is the difference between WikiStage and TEDx?
Once a year, the TED event in California gathers a group of very influential people to spread ideas on Technology, Entertainment and Design. That is very different from our vision for WikiStage – we want to create a stage for you! Instead of spreading ideas from a few to many, with WikiStage, we believe that many should share with many, and we aim to have WikiTalks in many languages, and not just have most talks in English. You, or the experts and artists you know, have something to bring to the world – and that is why we offer the WikiStage to you as organiser, speaker or as a guest in the audience who wants to enjoy a great show! It is very important to us to keep the prices for WikiStage events at an accessible level and to make it easy for people to get a license.
What is a WikiTalk?
We challenge you to share your insights with us and the world - with a short WikiTalk.
The WikiTalks are at the very heart of WikiStage.
These talks are recorded at WikiStage events because we know that web videos can be powerful, yet, there is nothing that can ever replace the difference it makes when you bring curious people together to create meaningful connections at a real-life event.
The video of your talk may help to stimulate others to build on your ideas. A great talk has the potential to inspire people many years after it has been recorded.
Use the short time on stage to focus on one clear message or lesson. To help you focus your thoughts and to help the users to quickly find the right talk, we ask you to formulate one specific question for your talk. The idea of a WikiTalk is rather to give an introduction and make your audience curious to find out more.
What is WikiStage?
WikiStage is an open and global community to share Ideas for Change. We provide a stage for the world's most interesting questions. With great events and useful videos, we work to improve education and help strengthen democratic debate in our societies.
The format that we use are filmed short talks: WikiTalks. These talks are recorded at WikiStage events because we know that web videos can be powerful, yet, there is nothing that can ever replace the difference it makes when you bring curious people together to create meaningful connections at a real-life event.
We support a network of volunteers and event organizers around the world and we have grown into a network of more than 100 events organizers in 15 countries.