TEDx 2011: Embracing Risk (Live-Blog)
Tedx Middlebury is back with a brand new series of speakers. Put on for the first time last year by Chloe Sasha ’11, the event was a huge success. This year, a team of organizers including Annie Makela ’12 and Hudson Cavanagh ’14, took on the endeavor of getting some 16 speakers to come to Middlebury for free to talk for twenty minutes about the theme of “embracing risk.”
TEDx derives from TED, the exclusive global conference that features the cutting edge of innovators, philanthropists, scientists, artists, etc. showcasing their “ideas worth spreading.”
Here is the explanation of TEDx found on the Middlebury TEDx website:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
MiddBlog is in charge of Live-Blogging TEDx this year. We will be updating our TEDx Live-Blog page (see menu bar at top of page) with summaries/impressions/quotes from each speaker throughout the day. Also check out our Twitter and Tedx’s twitter.