Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TEDx Idaho Falls looking for speakers

TEDxIdahoFalls has extended its search for presenters for its 2016 event. The site will still be the Colonial Theater, but the date has been moved to April 2.

This is the third year for the event. In that time, millions have become familiar with TED Talks. In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED, the global idea-exchange platform, has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

The local event will feature TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion. This event will be larger than the previous events because the 100-attendee cap has been lifted.

The local event organizer, Brad Christensen, is curating speakers for the event. “I say we’re looking for speakers, but we’re really looking for ideas,” he said. “Our community is rich with talent and insight, we’d like to provoke that, invite those people to make interesting arguments, to change our perceptions, or to inspire wonder.”

All potential speakers are advised to visit TEDxIdahoFalls.com and fill out the request form to be considered. Requests must be received by Friday, Feb. 5,  and the panel will be chosen by Feb. 10.

Information for those requesting to attend will be available in March.

For updates, information may be found at TEDxIdahoFalls.com, on FaceBook at facebook.com/TEDxIdahoFalls and on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDxIdahoFalls.

For more information, call (208) 890-0547.