Nissan Partners with TED to Support TEDxYoungstorget TedxCity2.0 Day Event
OSLO, Norway, October 13, 2012
OSLO, Norway, October 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Nissan Partners with TED to Support TEDxYoungstorget TedxCity2.0 Day Event
Cesar Harada and Siv Helene Stangeland to speak on technology, design, the
environment and building the city of the future
*Nissan-supported TEDxCity2.0 day event in Oslo to form part of a series of
global City2.0 events on 13October
*The event will take place at Nissan's Future:Today exhibition featuring
work from light artist Chris Levine and designers Hellicar & Lewis
*Speakers include Cesar Harada and Siv Helene Stangeland
*Intimate event will feature a live performance from Django Novo
*Audience spaces extremely limited
As a car manufacturer dedicated to innovation and future technologies, Nissan
is proud to partner with TED for its cutting edge Future:Today exhibition -
centred on the zero-emission Nissan LEAF. TED is a non-profit organization
devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Located at the iconic Youngstorget in Oslo,
the exhibition is a future-facing showcase of work from some of the biggest
names from the worlds of technology, arts, design, architecture and
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The TEDx programme gives communities, organisations and individuals the
opportunity to stimulate meaningful dialogue at a local level. Taking place on
13 October, TEDxCity2.0 is a day of urban inspiration when TEDx communities
around the world will host an event to share the powerful narratives of urban
innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and tastemakers.
Speakers may focus on official City 2.0 themes, including art, education,
food, health, housing, play, public space, and safety - all elements whose
presence will dictate the success of our future cities.
In conjunction with TED, Nissan will be supporting TEDxYoungstorget, an
Olso-based TEDxCity2.0 day event, at its Future:Today exhibition space. The
event at Youngstorget will feature talks from inventor and environmentalist
Cesar Harada and sustainable designer Siv Helene Stangeland, and attendees
will also get the rare opportunity to see Django Novo perform live in the
Spaces for the Nissan TEDxCity2.0 event in Oslo are extremely limited, but the
event will be streamed live via Livestream.
The Future:Today tour starts in Oslo from 09 October to 14 October, before
moving to Bergen (18-25 October) and Stockholm (09-16 November).
During the Swedish leg of the 6 week tour there will also be further
opportunity to attend
Nissan Future:Today Presentations curated by TED.
For the complete FUTURE:TODAY tour schedule, please visit
Notes to editors:
The touring FUTURE: TODAY exhibition is free for the public and will consist
of eight key areas:
1.Your City of the Future - insights into your city today and bringing to
life ideas on how we will live, play and move in the future.
2.Global Cities of the Future - showcasing expert ideas on creating future
cities and communities - with a focus on sustainable design and
technology. In conjunction with MASDAR, FUTURE:TODAY also showcases a city
of the future being built today.
3.Nissan Innovation Station - highlighting Nissan's Hydrogen Fuel Cell
technology. Pioneering sustainable technology is displayed via interactive
4.Touch screen interface - find out more about the LEAF's specifications,
search for a dealer, request more information, reserve an extended test
drive and book a Nissan LEAF shuttle to take you to your next destination.
5.A floor-to-ceiling LED wall featuring:
*In-car videos from LEAFs out on test drives
*Video beamed from the LEAF half car, half amazing virtual test drives
6.Ideas of the Future - in conjunction with TED's City 2.0, six projects
will be showcased along with four winning ideas from this year's TED
Prize. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite idea, directly
contributing to the city of tomorrow.
7.The Tank - a cutting edge light and audio installation designed by
Oxford-based artist Chris Levine.
8.Outdoor activity - LEAF test drives, LEAF world record attempt at the
launch event to gather the most EVs together in one place at one time,
transforming them into a giant sound and light installation.
About Cesar Harada:
Cesar is a French-Japanese Inventor, Environmentalist and Entrepreneur.
Currently developing the Protei - a revolutionary shape shifting sailing
robot- with the Open-H2O community,TED Senior Fellow, Unreasonable at sea
Entrepreneur, Figure of progress (by GOOD and IBM), PhD candidate at
Goldsmiths University of London, writing on "Open Hardware for the
Environment" with a strong focus on ocean communities & technologies.
About Siv Helene Stangeland:
Siv Helene aims to creatively engage with sustainability, not only in the
design of spaces, but also in the conception and organization of the design
process, including construction and fabrication. Her goal is to move away from
a solely technical and anthropocentric view, allowing the project to unfold in
relation to its physical, social, cultural and economic context.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in
zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the
Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and
winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
About Nissan LEAF:
The Nissan LEAF was the first mass produced EV winning the European, World and
Japanese car of the year 2011. More than 38,000 units have been sold globally
since its introduction in December 2010, making Nissan LEAF the world's most
selling electric vehicle. The AC motor develops 80 kW of power and 280 Nm of
torque, enough for a maximum speed of 145 km/h. The electric motor is powered
by a Nissan-developed laminated lithium-ion battery with an output of more
than 90 kW. Recharging from empty to 100% takes eight hours with a normal
charger and just 30 minutes from empty to 80% using a quick charger in optimal
conditions. Nissan LEAF has been awarded five stars in the tough Euro NCAP
tests, making it one of the safest cars on the road. Nissan LEAF comes fully
equipped with air conditioning, satellite navigation, rear-view parking
camera. European production of the Nissan LEAF will start at Sunderland in
About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to
support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED
Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18
minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com . TED speakers
have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir
Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel
Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference
takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive
simulcast in Palm Springs. The annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer
in Edinburgh, Scotland. TED's media initiatives include TED.com , where new
TEDTalks are posted daily, the Open Translation Project , which provides
subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk
to be translated by volunteers worldwide, the educational initiative TED-Ed ,
and TEDBooks , short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea
originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize
, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the
opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx , which offers individuals
or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the
TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe
to become part of the TED community and, with its help, 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 .
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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark
deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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).
About the TED Prize The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the
TED Conference and a vision by the world's leading entrepreneurs, innovators,
and entertainers to change the world - one wish at a time. The prize comes
with $1 million, as well as the TED community's range of talent and expertise.
What began as an unparalleled experiment to leverage the resources of the TED
community has evolved into an ambitious effort to spur global-scale change.
From Bono's the ONE Campaign ('05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
('10 recipient), JR's Inside Out Project ('11 recipient) and the City 2.0 ('12
recipient), the TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious
intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education,
and inspire art around the world.
Contact: For more information about the TEDxYoungstorget TEDxCity2.0 day event
or the Future:Today exhibition, please contact: Taina Erkkilä, Tlf
+358-(0)10-770-5311, firstname.lastname@example.org; Marina Maneas Bakkum, Tlf:
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