So, it’s still winter in Michigan. You’ve applied for this spring’s TEDxGrandRapids event (or if you haven’t, you’re going to do that right after you finish reading this, right?), and now you’re just waiting. Maybe you find yourself watching your favorite TED talks online, wishing you could attend the Long Beach, California TED conference and see the likes of Brene Brown and Benjamin Zander (my personal favorites) in person. Or maybe you’ve never seen a minute of any TED talk before, either locally or online, and you wonder what all the buzz is about.
Well, either way, we have a great event for you while you wait for spring to come. On Wednesday, February 27, TEDxGrandRapids presents TED Live hosted by the Frederik Meijer Honors College at GVSU. Held at the Center for Health Sciences building, TED Live is a chance for TEDxGrandRapids enthusiasts to watch dynamic national speakers from TED2013 in Long Beach, California in real time and to connect with other Grand Rapidians who are interested in ideas worth spreading. (In the spirit of “Tag – You’re It,” of course we hope you’ll bring along a friend or colleague who is new to the world of TED.)
Talks will be broadcast on the big screen, and there will be plenty of room to discuss what you see and hear with those around you. Though TED Live is free and open to anyone, space at each session is limited and advance registration is required, so please register through the TED Live page on our website as soon as possible and no later than February 25. Look there, too, for details about specific sessions and transportation details. We can’t promise an early spring, but we can promise an interesting event while you wait. We hope you’ll join us on the 27th.