“TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subjects that have since been expanded to include science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world. In effect, all ideas that matter in a given discipline may be showcased on TED.”
“In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience of deep discussion and connection. The TEDxTelAviv event . . . is part of a family of TEDx events scheduled in prominent cities worldwide including Dublin, Boston, Amsterdam, Sydney, Dubai, Lisbon, Shanghai and Taipei.The event is branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are developed locally.”
There are simulcasts, podcasts and livestreaming (links on TEDxTelAviv site). Events are happening throughout Israel. Closer to home, there’s a TEDxDU (at the University of Denver) on May 13. You can follow the conversation on the Twitter Widget on Boulder Jewish News – check it out!