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Mark Mzyk | February 18, 2010

You’ve likely heard of the TED conferences.  They are renouned for their speakers and the ideas they present.
There is a TED conference every year in California and they’ve also started in other places in the world, such as India.

A TED Conference is expensive: expensive to put on and expensive to attend.  But why should TED corner all the great ideas?  To this end, they started TEDx. TEDx is a TED conference put on by a group independent of TED, but following TED guidelines.

I’m a part of such a group, which you most certainly know if you follow me on Twitter.  Going back to last year, we’ve been planning TEDxTriangleNC, a TEDx day long conference for the Triangle.

The relevant details:

Date: March 6th, 2010

Time: 10 am to 6pm (Doors open approx. 9:15)

Who: You and a long list of North Carolina speakers on a broad range of topics

Where: RTP Headquarters

Cost: Free

Coffee and Lunch provided.

Registration open soon.  There will be enough room for about 150 people to attend.  All this info and more is available on the TEDxTriangleNC site, including the list of speakers.  Take a moment to look it over.

I hope you can make it.  If not, the plan is to tape all of the talks and make them available online, while also live streaming the event.

Beyond TEDxTriangleNC, there are three other information sharing events going on in the Triangle in March:

March 3rd: Ignite Raleigh

March 8th: FizzledDurham

March 23: Pecha Kucha Raleigh

With all of this going on, you don’t have an excuse not to be intellectually challenged.