Pangea Day - TED

A hypothetical supercontinent that included all the landmasses of the earth before the Triassic Period. Pangaea broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods, separating into Laurasia and Gondwanaland.

Stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Now, it brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

Pangea Day:
A powerful, first-of-its kind experience. Gathered in homes, movie theaters and larger venues, we can all participate in a remarkable program of film and talks, a kind of supercharged, marathon TED session, celebrating out common humanity.

From TED:

-“Out of thousands of submissions, we have assembled a fantastic line-up of films. There are about 20 in total, ranging in length from 2 to 15 minutes (most of them around 5). They all tell powerful stories, often without language, of what it is to be human. They are, by turns, funny, touching, dramatic, inspiring.

- But you won't just be watching films. You'll be watching the world watching. We're bringing in live audience images from around the world. Watching a film about reconciliation is one thing. Watching it while simultaneously witnessing the reactions of people who are supposed to hate each other will be something else altogether.
- The day also features a dozen powerful three-minute talks from scientists, film-makers, story-tellers and global visionaries.

Don't dismiss it as a warm & fuzzy peace-fest. The project builds on the latest ideas in anthropology, psychology and technology. We'll be revealing how.”

For more information and to find out how you can help you can visit the Pangea Day website

They promise that Pangea Day will look and feel like nothing you've seen before.