Over the last several years, the TED Conference has garnered a reputation for being a new ideas powerhouse. The conference, with its slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading," features guest speakers from around the world who present new ideas on virtually every topic. At its inception in 1984, it brought together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design, but since then its scope has become much broader.
Six months ago, TED launched TEDx, a program designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity create TED-like experiences and spread new ideas at the local level.
One local TEDx conference is the TEDxFullerton at Fullerton College in Orange County. At the event, which is scheduled for Sept. 10, Southern California minds will gather from the corporate, academic, government, arts and culture realms to speak and share projects of interest to TED audiences.
CalArts art faculty member Karen Atkinson is among those minds. Atkinson, who teaches Getting Your Sh*t Together workshops/classes both at CalArts as well as around the country, is scheduled to speak at the conference, which hopes "to inspire Orange County to be a 'creative' community."
$50 registration fee includes the daylong program, lunch, and an interactive reception.