A small miracle has happened. For the first time ever, TED will be broadcasting the opening evening to their annual conference (TED2016: Dream) in movie theaters LIVE. In my hometown, that translates to just $20 for 2 hours of live TED talks.
One of my favorite things to do on a cold, winter weekend is to grab my favorite time-appropriate drink (latte, tea, water, wine), my headphones, and to binge watch TED talks. Have you ever seen a TED talk? If not, you are missing out. Their mission is simple: Spreading Ideas in the form of short presentations.
From their website, here is a little more about TED:
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Often times these talks distill very complex subject matters (like physics) into 18 minutes of pure understanding.
Naturally, as soon as I discovered TED was a thing, I wanted to GO to a TED conference. This particular dream was quickly crushed. The fee runs thousands of dollars and you have to apply to be selected as an audience member. This year, TED2016 is $8,500 per person.
I’m not sure what to expect… I have to wonder if it’ll just be my husband and I in the audience. Either way, I can’t wait to find out!
Post coming soon with my favorite TED talks.