What is TED?
TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a U.S. private non-profit foundation that is best known for its conferences, now held in Europe and Asia as well as the U.S., devoted to what it calls "ideas worth spreading". Its lectures or TED Talks, widely disseminated on theInternet, are subject to an eighteen minute time limit. [Wikipedia]
What is Salon?
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase their knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace'sdefinition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate" ("aut delectare aut prodesse est"). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th century and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently, in urban settings, among like-minded people. [Wikipedia]
What happens when TED meets Salon?
Find out! On June23 inspirational group of authors, technologists, artists will meet at the informal gathering in Mountain View.
Naeem Zafar is a member of the faculty of Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation as part of the MBA program. He has also lectured on business, innovation or entrepreneurship in China, Japan, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Colombia and Singapore.
Naeem is a serial entrepreneur, having started his own business at the age of 26 and going on to start or work at six startups. He has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs and founders. Naeem founded Concordia Ventures, a company focusing on educating and advising entrepreneurs and startups on all aspects of starting and running a business (www.ConcordiaVentures.com ).
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Added by FullCalendar on May 24, 2010