Thursday, January 07, 2010


For me, some of the best hook ups and events often happen quite by accident, so I’ve got high hopes for the TEDx Orenda* event I stumbled on via Solobasssteve’s Retweet about sister event AmplifiED '10 when I was doing some random post midnight web surfing.

Now, Steve doesn’t know me from Adam, but he’s an interesting voice worth following on is his Mum, Joan!

Steve was earmarked as a “maven” and networker by Jonny Baker at the recent Digimission event, so that’s a fair recommendation.

TEDx events have been spawned out of the massively influential TED – Technology, Education and Design - conference initiatives that have brought together in community some of the most fascinating and creative thinkers on the planet.

So, having read about it I was sure pretty much right away that I wanted to get along.

You might want to explore it too if you are interested in the digital space we inhabit, networks of networks or just hearing a sterling line up of speakers, including Pat Kane, now of The Play Ethic.

I'll be looking for Linda!

"In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxOrenda where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxOrenda 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."

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