Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Ideas-sharing convention TEDxSMU comes back to Dallas in December
The 2011 theme is disruption.
DALLAS The entrepreneurially-minded meet-up called TEDxSMU blowed the minds of participants the past two years. In 2009, we were just learning what it was all about. In 2010, it was a convention with coveted seats that only those who were accepted via application could attend. It's a worldwide event, and big thinkers were glad to have it in Dallas.
Today, organizers announced that TEDxSMU will return to Dallas -- at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, to be exact -- on December 2 for TEDxKids and on December 3 for TEDxSMU. I attended TEDxKids in 2010 and had a total ball; the "big kids" version the day following was also well-loved.
Here's a good explanation of what the event is from the TEDxSMU folks:
The 2011 theme is disruption, which we don't totally understand, but when they actually do it, all the lightbulbs will go off in our heads, we're sure.
The fact that the 2011 event falls between Thanksgiving and Christmas is all part of their plan, says director Sharon Lyle. “Does it sound crazy to be slotting TEDxSMU into a gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Really, I think the timing is perfect,” Lyle said in a presser. “This is going to be a brain break in the middle of all the holiday craziness. And both events will, again, be simulcast so everyone can get in on the conversation.”
We don't know yet when you can register, but we'll keep you updated.
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