Friday, January 16, 2015

TEDxIdaho Falls seeking presenters for Feb. 20 program

Anyone wishing to be a speaker at TEDxIdaho Falls, scheduled for Feb. 20 at the ARTitorium on Broadway, has until Tuesday to apply.

This is the second year for a TED event in the greater Idaho Falls area (last year’s was in Ammon). Organizer Brad Christensen said they hope to build on the success they had last year and offer a program full of new ideas worth sharing.

TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design" and is a non-profit organization that started out with a conference in 1984. Since then its scope has become worldwide. TEDx is about local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Like last year’s event, TEDxIdaho Falls will combine eight live speakers, video and discussion in small groups. Presentations will be given from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and the event will include a light dinner at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 100 people, who will be selected through an application process.
The application form, to be a speaker or to attend, can be found through this link. The Web site also features video from last year’s speakers.

“We are selecting speakers and topics that will expose listeners to the wealth of experience and philosophical insight that exists quietly in our relatively small community,” Christensen told the Idaho State Journal earlier this month.  “The topics are generally apolitical and focus purely on ideas — exciting ones that inspire people to action."