In less then 2 hours I’ll be at Maui’s first ever TEDx conference. To say that I’ve been one big squeal of excitement for the last few weeks, since having our tickets, is a massive understatement. This post is a quick run down, links, and some awesome food videos to give you a taste of what TED is. Also, it’s my way of making the time fly faster before I get to leave this house and go go go to it! (Should I say here that I’ve been up since 4AM and my alarm was set for 6:30?)
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
What’s important to note is that every single TED talk ever given is available on this site in video. Watch them. Share them. Spread the ideas.
To make the TED experience accessible to more attendees, TEDx was created.
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
If you want to watch today’s TEDx Maui, you CAN! Click here for the live stream.
Here are a few TED talks on Food for you to check out: