Somewhat off-topic post today, but I’m sure you’ll find it interesting nonetheless. If you are not familiar with TED Talks Events, then you better clear about 20 hours out of your internet surfing schedule to bookmark a new webpage: TED.com
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design (although it has expanded from there since it started in 1984), and it is a forum for the world’s greatest ideas that are worth spreading. Guests are invited to present “the speech of their lives” in 18 minutes, and recently they started publishing the videos on the internet. There have been some truly mind-boggling presentation. Below is a sample (you may have to click on the post title to view the embedded video on the website if reading this by email). After the sample video, there is an invitation to watch the live-streaming TEDxTO webcast which is happening THIS Thursday. (TEDxTO is a separately organized TED event hosted in Toronto.)
This sample TED Talks video is pretty interesting. The video’s description: “Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.”
Here’s the invite from ING Direct:
We’re inviting you to get inspired and embrace ideas from TEDxToronto on September 10, 2009 via live feed at our Save Your Money Café.
What is TEDxToronto?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design)-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The TEDxToronto event promises to be a riveting experience with 13 talented leaders, following the theme of “What’s Next?”
Some of the leaders speaking include:
Steven Woods – Google’s Vision for a Mobile Web
Google Canada Engineering Site Director
Richard St. John – Success is always asking ‘What’s Next?’
Peter MacLeod – Imagining 2017 and Why it Begins Now
Principal, MASS LBP
Min Sook Lee – Raising My Toxic Baby
For more information on TEDxToronto, visit www.tedxto.com.
When is it?
The event will take place on September 10, 2009 starting at 11:30am EST.
Where can I watch it?
We’re inviting you to come and watch the live feed from the exclusive presentation from the comfort of our Save Your Money Café. While the event takes place in Toronto, ING DIRECT is a proud supporter of TEDx Toronto, as the lead sponsor for the Webcast and YouTube Channel.
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