Net2LFT members, please pardon the e-mail but this event is something we knew you'd want to hear about. The e-mail below is from Jessica Rohloff of Net2NO.
Dear All-It's rare that we send out an email about non-Net2NO events, but the first TEDxNOLA is happening this week, and this is definitely something y'all need to know about. To my knowledge, there are only 200 tickets available (and they're going fast). Wanted to give you a heads up before they're gone.
Tickets are now available for the first ever TEDxNOLA!* It's happening this Friday (8/27) at Le Petit Theatre. Below I've copied some information from the TEDxNOLA website
, but if you don't need to read further to know that you want to be at this event, here are the important facts: Friday, Aug. 27th | Le Petit Theatre | Daylong Event Starts at 9:00 am | Tickets $35Direct Link to Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/TEDxNOLAtix
The speaker lineup includes Harry Shearer, Mitch Landrieu, John Besh, Terrance Osborne, Wendell Pierce, Tab Benoit and Kimberly Rivers Roberts ("Trouble the Water")
and many more. (Here's a link to the entire list
Hope to see you there!
TEDxNOLA is a local, self-organized conference convened in New Orleans to explore the pivotal role that crisis plays in the development of groundbreaking ideas. On August 27th, 2010, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre will host the world's most visionary intellects as they join their contemporaries in New Orleans to examine these opportunities that find their origins in adversity.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE:
The first 200 tickets public tickets for TEDxNOLA are now available for purchase. Tickets are $35 each and available directly through the theatre box office. (http://bit.ly/TEDxNOLAtix
WHAT IS TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNOLA, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNOLA event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
*If you're not familiar with TED, I highly recommend you visit http://TED.com
and check out some of the talks. They ask some of the smartest people in the world to give "the talk of your life" in 18 minutes, and the majority of them are freely available to watch on the TED website. TED is about Ideas Worth Spreading; these videos will change your life.