“Chip Yates is the kind of person who wakes up in the morning thinking, ‘How can I make the world a better place—how can I make a difference?’
Chip Yates has just announced his acceptance of an invitation to appear at the annual TEDx Conference in Southampton, Bermuda on October 19, 2013 as a featured presenter.
He has been asked to speak on his rocket-fast journey to push electric transportation to the forefront, what it takes to be a pioneer in global improvement, and why failure is one of the critical elements to success and to reaching human potential.
As a passionate advocate of science and technology education for youth, Yates will also target his messages to young people around the world, as well as to an adult audience. He will also make multiple school appearances during his visit, igniting students of all ages with his passion and excitement. (**Click for info on Yates’ STEM presentations to schools.)
Joining a Distinguished 29-Year Lineup
The annual TED x Bermuda Conference is part of the international TED presentation series (Technology, Entertainment, Design) founded in 1984 in California to promote “ideas worth spreading,” the current slogan. The October 19 event will be held in the imposing Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre at the luxurious Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda Resort, a short flight from east coast gateways.
TED Presentations address a wide range of topics within the research of science and culture; past presenters include Nobel prize winners, distinguished innovators and other luminaries. Talks are livestreamed and some 1500 are available for free viewing online. By 2012 TED talks had been viewed one billion times.
“Breaking the Boundaries of Ordinary Thinking”
Yates was nominated for this worldwide speaking honor by the Conrad Foundation, who said, “Chip Yates is the kind of person who wakes up in the morning thinking, ‘How can I make the world a better place—how can I make a difference?’
“Chip is a 16-time world record holder, enthusiastic speaker, innovator, entrepreneur, engineer, professional biker and pilot committed to breaking the boundaries of ordinary thinking. He’s an electric vehicle pioneer who pushes the edge of green technology advancement...”
Watch for an update with photos from the Oct 19 presentation!