Carlos Miranda Levy is a social entrepreneur and Information and Communication Technologies for Human Development professional. He was acknowledged by CNN as one of the 20 Latin American Leaders of the Internet in 2000. He has lead a number of projects, such as the CIVILA-Virtual Cities Network, which engages millions throughout the world in sharing and accessing content and ideas, mostly on education, literature and culture. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Carlos coordinated missions through a collaborative assembling of aid using social networks, word of mouth, local stakeholders, celebrities, and number of universities. His Relief 2.0 model is being developed at the National University of Singapore in collaboration with Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab in order to better help countries like Indonesia and Haiti.
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)