“Ideas Worth Spreading”: Indeed, many of us have heard of the iconic TED conference that takes place every year in Long Beach, California. The invitation-only event brings together the world’s leaders in technology, medicine, entertainment, architecture, physics, and many other disciplines, for a four-day marathon of idea sharing.
But there’s more to TED than its flagship conference. Take TEDx, for example: it’s a program that allows local communities to organize their own TED-like events. So far, hundreds of TEDx events have been held in more than 60 countries. And while they are available to the public, tickets to TEDx events do tend to sell out quickly.
The guidelines to host a TEDx event are unambiguous: one day of carefully prepared, 18-minute talks, designed to inspire, foster learning, and provoke conversation. No panels. No break-out sessions. No podiums.
Let’s focus on a TEDx event that’s quickly becoming a significant regional draw: TEDxSoMa, held at the sunny pariSoma Innovation Loft in San Francisco. This year, TEDxSoMa’s program is Openness & Privacy–two topics that are sure to inspire thought, driven by an impressive speaker lineup.
And speaking of openness, TEDxSoMa will be webcast at http://www.tedxsoma.com. If you can’t be there, you’ll miss out on the networking opportunities and the electricity in the room–but the talks will still leave you thinking. Grab a ticket, if you can.