FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Contact: Becky Woodbridge
TEDxDelrayBeach announces the inaugural event
for Regional TED-like Conference
Delray Beach, Florida (October 12, 2012) –Organizers of TEDxDelrayBeach have confirmed May 3rd 2013, as the date for a TED-like conference. The independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square. www.delraycenterforthearts.org
Organized along the theme of “The Human Experience” the conference will feature 22 of leading thinkers, innovators, artist, philosophers and entertainers representing such diverse fields as technology, entertainment, visual and performance art, design, music, ecology, and education, among others.
TED was founded in 1984; the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual TED conference brings together some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx where x=independently organized.
Speakers will be announced in early November. More information about the event can be found at www.TEDxDelrayBeach.com
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx Program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a group. These local, self organized events are branded TEDx where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. TEDxDelrayBeach is operated under license from TED.
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 subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa “and a “four day journey into the future. The diverse audience—CEO’s scientists, creative’s, philanthropists—is almost as extraordinary as the speaker’s who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED prize.