Saturday, January 3, 2009
I love TED.
I you haven't heard of TED, the first thing you need to understand that TED isn't a guy.
Saturday, February 7th.TED 2009, "The Great Unveiling" will be held from Wednesday, February 4, 2009, through People from all walks of life and disciplines will be presenting a wealth of new information worth thinking about for more than a few moments!
The program schedule looks awesome.
Here is a list of the types of people involved in TED 2009:
Futurist, philanthropist, a capella ensemble, military analyst, ensemble, inventor, researcher, sustainable businessman, software executive, marketer and author, producer, photographer, singer-songwriter, neurological antrhopologist, sculptor of light and space, visual storyteller, experimental audio-visual artist, writer, food and argriculture expert, newspaper designer, anthropologist, figurer, architect, green auto pioneer, roboticist, biologist, polymorphic playwright, astronomer, oceanographer, maestro, curator, psychologist, tree researcher, molecular biologist, virus hunter, artist, therapist and coach, high-rise farmer, conservationist, statistitian, economist, political scientist, behavioral economist, jazz revitalizer, college presidence, psychologist.
They all have TED in common!
From the "About TED" web-page:
"TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader."
Our mission: Spreading ideas.
"We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you're an important part of it. Have an idea? We want to hear from you."