Who is this TED?
TED isn’t a who, it’s a what. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The TED conference is an annual gathering of big brains and cool creators in California. Get the full story at TED.com.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has launched a new program TEDx to expand the ideals of TED around the globe. This will be the fourth TEDxKalamazoo. There have been over 5000 TEDx events around the world.
What is different this year at TEDxKalamazoo?
This year's event will be spread out into Salons. Salon events are often small weekly or monthly events that keeps a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events. It’s a unique kind of gathering that TEDx organizers hold which allows the conversation to continue, in person. At a TEDx salon, attendees watch TED Talks, sometimes host a few speakers (though it’s not required) and have informal discussions about the talks they witnessed. Salons re-engage your community and team during the time between your official TEDx events, and spark discussion on issues of interest to your local community.
How will attendees be selected?
To apply for a conference ticket, aspiring attendees can fill out the application on the Attendees page for consideration. The application ensures that we’re capturing a wide range of people with fresh thinking and cool experiences. If approved, applicants will receive an invitation to purchase a ticket via email.
Who is presenting at TEDxKalamazoo?
Currently we are still working on collecting the best and brightest speakers to delight you with their knowledge and insight. Stay tuned for the official release of speakers!