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TED2017: The Future of You

TED2017: The Future of You

TED2017: The Future of You is TED's flagship 2017 event. It's a week to explore the most pressing questions of our time and to imagine what our shared future might look like. From how we'll work to how we'll connect and interact to how we'll collectively thrive in a world full of change, TED will ask – and try to answer – the big questions of the moment.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Light City

Light City

Light City Baltimore features the BGE Light Art Walk with more than 50 attractions including illuminated visual artworks such as large-scale installations, projections, interactive technologies, performances and more. The original artworks are by local, regional, national and international artists selected by a jury through a call of entry. Learn more here.

Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Conference

Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Conference

Our Portal at the Association of College & Research Libraries connected conference attendees to librarians around the world! The Association of College & Research Libraries is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL currently has a membership of more than 11,000 members, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.

South by Southwest

South by Southwest

SXSW is a festival in Austin Texas with more than 30 years of history. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors gather at SXSW to promote new technologies, art, culture, music and cinema. In one week SXSW with more than 350 thousand people from 89 countries. Last year, SXSW’s social media reached over 78.7 million people. Our Portal Screen at Casa Mexico connects to our Portal at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Each day there will be concerts, performances, classes, dances, cocktail hours and more.

Greenwich Academy

Greenwich Academy

Imagine Group V girls laughing and writing stories with young Iraqis living in a displaced persons’ camp and longing for contact with the outside world. Picture an Upper School English class meeting with Honduran high school students to discuss the global reach of hip-hop music. Envision GA dancers collaborating with peers in Afghanistan, or Spanish classes speaking in the target language with children in Mexico. These were the possibilities created by the GA_Portal, a gold shipping container housing immersive audio-visual technology that connects to a global network.

DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival

DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival

Founded in 2011, the annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is a 501c3 nonprofit, volunteer-run enterprise that showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists around the world to audiences in the Washington DC metro area. 

United Nations General Assembly

For the 2015 UN General Assembly, the 2016 UN General Assembly, and through the summer of 2016, Portal Screens and Portal Containers connected United Nations diplomats and visitors to Portal locations around the world from an IDP camp in Erbil, Iraq to a public square in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Google & the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

Google & the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

In June 2016, Google for Entrepreneurs brought Portals to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley and connected attendees at the conference to entrepreneurship hubs around the world in London, Mexico City, and Seoul. Individuals entered a Portal and connected with policy makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators at distant locations, as if in the same room.

Aspen Ideas Festival 2016

Aspen Ideas Festival 2016

The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Some 350 presenters, 200 sessions, and 3,000 attendees comprise the annual Festival, launched in 2005, on the Aspen Institute's campus in Aspen, Colorado. Working with the Aspen Institute Arts Program and its director, Damian Woetzel, we set up a Portal Tent at the 2016 festival and connected attendees to sites in Kigali, Herat, and Milwaukee for discussions on international security, criminal justice, and art.

On Cue

On Cue

Our Portal at On Cue connected leading minds around the world. By realizing human potential, things become faster, better, or just more beautiful and so the world gets a little bit better. On Cue seeks great people with bold ideas that dare to create new standards. The event was a gathering of extraordinary leaders and thinkers who came together for one single day of connectivity and inspiration.

Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery

For two weeks in late February and early March 2015, a Portal connected the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, to the Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran. The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.