TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
The speakers for TEDxIdahoFalls were selected from a pool of 47 potential presenters. They include:
- Obert Skye: The magic of revision
- Roger Plothow: Journalism as antidote
- Robert Podgorney: We’re sitting on the sun
- Ann Washburn: Body Language: The key to your subconscious
- Marjanna Hulet: The simple formula for successful schools
- Mashaal Hijazi: The modern maze of cultural identification
- Garth Smelser: Unplug & reconnect: Propelling our children toward a nature-rich future
- Alan E. Barber II: Humans: Some assembly required
- L.J. Krumenacker: Unearthing Idaho dinosaurs: You only see what you’re looking for
- Cameron C. Taylor: You can innovate like Philo T. Farnsworth
- Jacob DeLaRosa: Take two smiles and call me in the morning
- Valerie Hall: We Are All Midwives
The program begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Twelve speakers will share ideas in 3 blocks with social periods in between.