What does it mean to host TEDx in Charlotte? cheap software for students buy software “We will be defining a theater of purpose,” said Carlos Salum, who greeted the audience at the Knight Theater. Now the rules, from Mike Watson: This day is a culmination of many days of work, by many volunteers. Thank them. Capitalize on break time to, as Carlos said, move your ideas forward. Spark debate. Talk to the speakers. Sit back. Open your mind. Enjoy the ride. Take the ideas we discuss today past today, into the future. Conversation is encouraged, just not during the presentation. Stay until the end. BuyRead More →

We’ll be livestreaming, tweeting and liveblogging the entire thing! Make sure you bookmark, follow or join us at one (or all!) of the following online locations for updates: Liveblog: http://bit.ly/TEDxCLT Notable quotes Presentation reviews Information on location Livestream: http://bit.ly/TEDxCLTlive Live video Don’t miss a single word! Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDxCLTwitter Hashtag: #TEDxCLT Notable quotes Live presentation discussion Facebook Fan Page: http://bit.ly/TEDxCharlotte Frequent event updates Shout-outs & Action shots Links to other big ideas LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/c2MPY0 Connect with other TEDxCharlotte attendees and advocates Discuss TEDxCLT ideas in the professional setting Your web hosteses du jour, who will also be active during the day on their personal accounts (follow themRead More →

CHARLOTTE – The first TEDx event in Charlotte will take place in September 2010 in the uptown area. Themed “Big Ideas,” the event will bring together innovative thinkers — business leaders, artists, scientists, designers, philanthropists and educators — who are actively applying their ideas and bringing about positive change in Charlotte and our region. Attendance is by invitation only and applications are available on TEDxCharlotte.com. There is no cost to attend. The event will consist of 6-8 speakers (live and video) with short breaks between, lunch and pre- and post-event hospitality. There will be entertainment and opportunities for speakers and attendees to connect throughout theRead More →

MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems — those we know how to solve, but don’t. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology … yet somehow, we don’t or can’t. Why?Read More →

Poet Rives does 8 minutes of lyrical origami, folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o’clock in the morning.Read More →

In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) — and what his often death-defying work means to him. Warning: do NOT try this at home.Read More →

In this passionate talk, Eve Ensler declares that there is a girl cell in us all — a cell that we have all been taught to suppress. She tells heartfelt stories of girls around the world who have overcome shocking adversity and violence to reveal the astonishing strength of being a girl.Read More →