Today wasn’t an ordinary day. I didn’t spend my day working hard at my day job. Nope, I spent the day thinking hard at TEDxPhilly.
If you aren’t familiar with the TED conference check out their website. Basically, TED consists of a number of short presentations by people who do amazing things, think astounding thoughts, change the world, or a combination there of.
The TED conference is super fancy, super expensive, and invite only. They do, however, put most of the talks up on the web for free which is cool.
TEDx is an offshoot of TED… think of it as TEDlocal. The thing to keep in mind that all the TEDx conferences are run and organized by volunteers.
Today marked the first TEDxPhilly and by the good graces of Wharton Computing I went to see what all the fuss was about.
I had a fantastic time, and the event went off with nary a hitch. Congrats to all involved, with a special Blankbaby shoutout to my friend Roz Duffy who was the main motivator behind TEDxPhilly. Great job, Stellar Girl!
Oh, and Chris Bartlett (@harveymilk on the Twitter) did a bang up job hosting event.
My mind is brimming with thoughts, and I’ll be writing up some more impressions of the event tomorrow on my work blog (hey, they paid for my ticket so they get my thoughts!).
3 responses to “TEDxPhilly: Over there, earlier today”
Sweet. I’ve got to get to one. I have seen hundreds of talks via the TED Podcasts into my ATV. But nothing like mixing and mingling.
Sorry I missed you there man.
My worlds collide. I know Chris Bartlett. And, I know you. And, now you know each other.