TED Talks have become a popular way for people to learn about almost anything. For those unfamiliar with the TED organization, it began as a conference based on the themes of Technology, Entertainment, and Design in the mid 1980s, and has since grown to a series of short informational presentations on every topic imaginable.
TED Talks have covered scientific breakthroughs, behavioral psychologies, and artistic innovations, and continue to bring new information to listeners around the world. TEDx is a program through which communities can coordinate their own version of a TED conference, and on May 3rd, Lancaster will be lucky enough to host its own TEDx event at the Ware Center.
Laura Kendall is a staff director at Millersville University and is co-coordinator of Lancaster’s TEDx conference (an event at which BUZZ’s own Mark Pontz will be the Master of Ceremonies). Kendall speaks passionately about the event, and Lancaster itself, when discussing the decision to host a TEDx.
“Lancaster has become known as a hub for artists and creativity,” Kendall says when asked why Lancaster is an appropriate venue for an event like this. “We wanted to highlight the people who are thinking radically in our city.” The speakers are chosen from a pool of local thinkers, and though no names have been released for the event, Kendall promises that “there will be some surprises, and people will find this even both interesting and entertaining.”
Happening on May 3, 2014
The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street