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by Hannah McCartney
Posted In: Events
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Several events, same brand — what's the difference?
There's hardly such thing as too much TED, but its presence in Cincinnati is getting a little confusing. There are a number of different TEDx events popping up this spring, each with a different theme and set of speakers. Each of the three impending events are to follow the same format as the original TEDTalks, but the TEDx Cincinnati events are independently organized and executed, although each procures a license to do so from TED. (The "x" constitutes an independently organized TED event — find others all over the world here.)For audience members looking to juice up their noggins, this is a good thing. More events means more opportunity for thought-provoking discussion and debate, and more chances to examine critical issues affecting Cincinnati populations and otherwise. With TED's presence looming around Cincinnati this spring, there's no excuse to not visit at least one TEDx talk. Open your mind, feed your soul, tickle your conscience. Be aware, though, that each event requires either an RSVP or a request for tickets, so it's best to start thinking about it early. Various TEDx events around Cincinnati are as follows. What peaks your interest? TEDxCincinnatiChange - Saturday, April 7, St. Michael’s Art SanctuaryTheme: "Big Picture, Small Details," set to examine issues with global and local impact and zeroing in on small details to make big ideas work. This a satellite event of a national TEDxChange, which marks a partnership between TED and the Melinda Gates Foundation. The Cincinnati event will kick off with a live streaming of a TEDxChange talk from Berlin. Click here for a current list of speakers or to nominate a worthy candidate. Speakers are still being selected and finalized. Find the application for a TEDxCincinnatiChange ticket here.
If you're selected (there's somewhat of an application process), you'll
be invited to purchase a ticket on a sliding scale from $20-$100, based
on what you can afford. * This branch, TEDxCincinnati, is also set to host a TEDxYouth and TEDxWomen discussion in December. Other TEDxCincinnati talks are still in the works. TEDxXavierUniversity - Thursday, April 26, 1-5 p.m., Cintas Center's Schiff Banquet Hall. Free. Theme: "Touching the hearts and minds of others through innovation, service, and leadership," which will bring together leaders stimulating change in leadership and service for the greater good. Click here for a current list of speakers. RSVPs are being accepted on a waitlist basis. Apply for a seat here. TEDxCincy - Thursday, May 10, SCPATheme: "Plugged and Unplugged: The Crossroads of Technology and Artisanship."Details on this event, including a list of speakers, is expected to be released next week. Check TedxCincy's Facebook page for updates. RSVP information, theme details and price is TBA.
by Hannah McCartney
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I often find myself fantasizing about a fictional career in which I make an ample living staying home in my pajamas, drinking wine and watching TED talks all day long. It’d be nice, wouldn’t it? Cerebrally, it would — there’s nothing like resorting to a TED talk when you want to get your creative juices flowing, be inspired or just in awe about how brilliant we, as people, can be. I can’t exactly plop down the $7,500 ticket to go see a live TED talk in Long Beach, Calif. — not many can. Luckily, news is brewing of Cincinnati’s own TED talks, TEDxCincy, evidently to surface this May. The first TEDxCincy event took place in Oct. 2010 at the Aronoff Center. Speakers have included Bengals linebacker and entrepreneur Dhani Jones, pediatric surgeon Dr. Victor Garcia and author and cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken, among other intellectuals from Cincinnati and otherwise. If you’ve never seen a TED talk, clue in. TED is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED organizes annual conferences across the world, bringing together forward-thinkers and doers from different disciplines. A series of intellectuals put together short, stirring, meticulously prepared speeches covering a particular issue in front of a live audience; videos are later uploaded online for everyone to see. TEDx talks are independently organized events bringing people together to form TED-like experiences on a more intimate, community level. Cincinnati’s TEDx is a project led by LPK design agency and supported by Proctor & Gamble, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Agenda 360. The original concept of TED talks was to stimulate interest in issues from the disciplines of technology, entertainment and design, but topics have since expanded, covering everything from endangered shark habitats to gun usage to dictatorship.Details on Cincinnati’s TED talks are still in the works. Periodically check www.tedxcincy.com for updates; details are expected to be released soon. Keep your eyes peeled...a TED talk could very well change your life. Taste a TED talk:
And a TEDxCincy talk: