Community CommentaryFeaturedMusic & EventsFara IllichOctober 25, 2010
What does Phoenix need more than ever before? Optimists & Catalysts- which happens to be the theme for the biggest TEDxPhoenix event this city has ever seen. TEDxPhoenix is on Saturday, November 6th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m at the KAET PBS Studio in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Downtown Phoenix. TEDxPhoenix will be a full day of thought provoking talks by some of the Valley’s most inspirational and innovative thinkers and doers — individuals who have spoken at PopTech, survived civil war, made the list of the Valley’s most intriguing individuals, championed local movements, represented the Navajo Nation, made regular appearances on The Science Channel, have spoken at the Googleplex, and authored books on science, entrepreneurship, and design. Who would want to miss that?! The full line up of featured speakers, including Stinkweeds and LocalFirst founder Kimber Lanning (pictured) is posted here. In addition to witnessing these great talks, attendees will also be treated to the most TED-like event that Arizona has witnessed thus far. The organizers have been working around the clock to ensure that attendees get to experience the electric atmosphere of TED from the TED-like badges all the way down to the free coffee, snacks, drinks, and gift bags. In addition, attendees will get to enjoy a free catered lunch in the Civic Space Park. Tickets are only $50. That’s a deal. Really, it’s less than 1 percent of the total cost of the conference and about 50 percent cheaper than most other conferences in Phoenix. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis, so get one now before they are gone. This will be an unforgettable event that you don’t want to miss. TED is about “ideas worth sharing” and Phoenix needs some new ideas. Be part of an event that is quickly becoming a global laboratory for the spreading of ideas, as well as becoming part of a global revolution in education! I got my ticket!