This is a guest post by longtime BrainFuel fan Tomas Carrillo.
Hey BrainFuel readers, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about Arizona’s first ever TEDxPhoenix event which is scheduled to take place this Friday, November 6th from 6pm to 9pm at the Mesa Arts Center.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with TEDxPhoenix, it’s a local and independently organized event operated under license from TED. TED which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design is the world famous conference that has been sharing it’s amazing TEDTalks with people around the world for several years now.
Anyway, so why the heck should you care? Well the answer to that is two-fold.. okay tri-fold.
First, our inaugural event has speakers who encompass a variety of disciplines, but unfortunately design isn’t one of them… yet. I’m hoping that local Phoenicians and Arizonans can come out to the event and think up of ways to incorporate some of the Valley’s local thinkers and doers in the design world for future events — we’ll take all the help we can get!
Second, TEDxPhoenix is a place to meet individuals who are interested in leveraging ideas, design, and education to help create a better future for the Valley and beyond.
Last but not least, TED is allowing local communities to bring their own independently organized TED-like event to your neck of the woods, so if you’re not in Phoenix, then check to see if there’s a local TEDx event scheduled for your home town. If not, then you might want to think about organizing a TEDx event for your community.
If you are in Phoenix, then I really hope you will join us this Friday; here are all the event details for your viewing pleasure:
- Homepage: www.tedxphoenix.com
- Event Date & Time: Friday, November 6th, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
- Location: Mesa Arts Center – Google Map
- Tickets: $5 – Get your tickets here
Post Scriptum: TEDxPhoenix is proud to be the unofficial kickoff event for the first ever GeekWeekAZ; check out the site to see all the other amazing events happening around the Phoenix-Metro area.