The TEDxBoulder folks are gluttons for punishment. After overcoming a series of roadblocks to put together Truth & Beauty last year, the team is back with Time & Change on September 24th at CU’s Macky Auditorium. My advice: get your ticket now and be ready to exercise your brain.
If you’re new to TEDx, here’s the gist of it:
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).
Check out videos from last year’s speakers. It’ll give you an idea of what you’re in for and will get you pumped for September 24th.
This year’s list includes Chef Ann Cooper, advocate for better food for all children, Phil Plait, astronomer, Daniel Epstein, Unreasonable Institute President, Jake Nickell, Threadless Co-founder, and six other fantastic speakers. Co-organizer George Morris tells me singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson will be performing and more speakers will be added, so there’s more fun to come.
That’s about all you need to know. Here’s a summary:
- Get your ticket.
- See you there.