TEDxPhilly – Nov 18, 2010
You may be familiar with TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) for their sought-after conferences and amazing and inspiring talks available free on their website (over 700 talks posted). They seek to find “ideas worth spreading” from some of the leaders in design, creativity, education, science, art, music, technology and more – and to explore where ideas cross boundaries and ignite new ways of thinking.
TEDx events throughout the world are designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at a local level. At TEDx events, a combination of live presenters and screenings of TEDTalks videos spark conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
TEDxPhilly celebrates what’s happening right here, right now in Philadelphia. The event’s goal is to showcase practitioners, makers, and thinkers who are contemporary and thought-provoking; who are pushing the boundaries of their own disciplines; and who are working towards a more purposeful, socially responsible future. TEDxPhilly is also a framework where Philadelphians will converge to share ideas that matter, and hopefully, turn those ideas into actionable outcomes after the event.
Held at the Kimmel Center, TEDxPhilly will be streaming live all day on tedxphilly.com. The event is multi-disciplinary by nature and the speakers echo the diverse perspectives present in our city. Log in and check it out!