Brian Wang is a long time futurist and has lectured on Nanotechnology at the Singularity University. Ray Kurzweil's Kurzweilai.net site lists Brian Wang as one of the Big Thinkers. He is also the Director of Research for the Lifeboat Foundation.
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 is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBayArea. At our TEDxBayArea event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
What happens when TEDx meets Salon?
Find out! On October 5 inspirational group of authors, technologists, artists will meet at the informal gathering in Mountain View.
Official Website: http://tedxbayareaoct2010.eventbrite.com/
Added by FullCalendar on September 23, 2010