Don Levy and Mark Sylvester, veteran TEDsters and TEDx organizers, sit down to talk about their TED experiences on the eve of TED2016. They shared their own TED story, how they got to the conference in the beginning and how it has affected their personal and professional lives.
This engaging and fast-paced conversation delved into all things TED including:
The origin of the title of this show, “It’s time for TED.”
The analogy of TED to a ‘Tasting menu’ rather than an IDEA Buffet
The backstory on TED and other aspects of the conference you’ve not heard about
What’s a TED Salon?
How TEDx got started. The first TEDx (at USC) on March 23rd, 2009
How TEDx become a worldwide phenomena
There will be 3,000 TEDx events around the world in 2016
How to coach someone to give a TEDx talk – TEDx organizer, Kymberlee Weil has coached over 100 speakers for the TEDx stage
Behind the Scenes at TEDxAmericanRiviera – click to see videos from those 3 years (2010, 2011, 2012)
What it’s like to produce a TEDx event and how it has a galvanizing effect on the community
Generally interesting anecdotes from over 20 years of attending TED
Don’s story about giving his 6 minute TEDtalk on the main stage in Long Beach
TED’s main site – The site that has all of the information about TED, the Conferences, and the Community
TEDx main site – Looking for a TEDx near you? This is the place to find one. Set a goal for yourself to attend at least one TEDx this year.
TEDx Videos on Youtube – These are the talks that don’t make it onto TED.com – they are amazing
TEDxSantaBarbara – local hub for TEDx activity in Santa Barbara
TEDxConejo – local hub for TEDx activity in the Conejo Valley