The TED made it to Little Rock last week. Birthed, groomed and set to walking by Salil Joshi the event was major. The reverberations, ripples, aftershocks from the event are being realized all over the place. It was a special gathering of folk committed to uplifting public thought, -to rising higher. TEDx MarkhamSt took place July 24, 2015 at the Ron Robinson Theater.
Speakers included: Cotton Rohrscheib, Karama Neal, P. Allen Smith, Reese Rowland, Celia Anderson, Epiphany Morrow, Curtis Lowery, Chris James, Lynnette Watts, I. Barry Goldberg, Anthony Johnson, Charles Morgan, Skip Rutherford, Fitzgerald Hill, Stephen Cannon and Minnijean Brown-Trickey. Click here for more on these speakers.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and more. Click here for more about 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. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion on connection in a small group.
If you are not familiar with TED talks here are a few to get you going…to get you to be a part of the dialogue. Enjoy.
The Transformative Power of Classical Music: Benjamin Zander
How I defend the rule of law: Kimberly Motley
Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce: Malcolm Gladwell
Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works: Noy Thrupkaew