TED x Silicon Alley is an independently-organized TEDx event themed "Rise of the Machines".
Speakers and special guests include:
Ray Kurzweil - Inventor and Futurist Author of "The Age of Spiritual Machines"
Juan Enriquez - Investor, Author, and Academic - CEO Biotechonomy & founder of Harvard Business School's Life Science Project
Bre Pettis - CEO & Founder of Makerbot
Francesco Fernando - Author & Posthumanist Philosopher
Ken Segall - Author & former Creative Director of Apple's "Think Different" campaign
and many other distinguished experts.
Tickets are $100 and can be purchased on the site. http://tedxsiliconalley.org/