Ripples. Small disturbances in the status quo that grow larger. At TEDxBirminghamSalon, we’ll hear from several live speakers who will start the ripple of an idea. It’s up to you to connect with others in this intimate setting and see how far those ripples can spread. -TedxBirmingham
Salon (noun)- A gathering of people who meet to converse on intellectual, social, political, or artistic topics
Founded in 1984, TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, is a nonprofit devoted to the spreading of ideas in the form of short, powerful talks on almost all topics. TED is an organization on a global scale, and uses independent, locally run events, known as TEDx, to begin the spreading of ideas through communities. All TED and TEDx Talks are recorded which furthers the promotion of ideas all around the world. Here’s a quick video that explains it all…
Attending and giving a TED Talk were both on my list of things to do before I die. At least, I can scratch one of them off. If you have never heard of a TED Talk, STOP READING THIS POST (well read the rest of the paragraph, follow the directions, and then come back and read this post) . Click on one of the links below and pick a TED Talk to watch. WARNING YOU MAY BECOME ADDICTED.
My personal favorite TED Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion by Rita Pierson