TEDxDetroit is an independently organized event inspired by the national TED conference, which focuses on technology, entertainment, and design.
From the TEDxDetroit website:
The area's leading creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers will gather on Wednesday, September 29th to share what they are most passionate about — positive ideas for the world from Detroit.
Last year, I was excited yet shocked to attend TEDxDetroit. Shocked that they let me in and stoked that they wanted me at their event.
What a difference a year makes! This year, I’m working behind the scenes on TEDxDetroit and I think it’s going to be an amazing day. The conference is being presented by Wayne State University and will take place at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
This years lineup of speakers include Erik Proulx, creator of two documentaries, Lemonade and Lemonade: Detroit; Rick DeVos, the founder of ArtPrize; and Kami Pothukuchi, director of Seed Wayne at Wayne State University.
There are limited seats still available but you must act now! Click here to submit an application to attend TEDxDetroit 2010. The conference is free to attend but a $21 donation is strongly encouraged. The donation will go directly to Public Art Workz and makeLoveland.
TEDxDetroit is for you if:
- You like to think big and outside of the box.
- You’re passionate about Detroit.
- You know that the way it has always been done isn’t necessarily the best way to accomplish something.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply now.