If you have never heard of TED, then I'm afraid the following bit of news we want to share with you won't be very exciting. Thats ok. Maybe afer watching a video or 2 of some previous TED speakers, you may share a little in our excitement.
A few weeks ago, I came accross an advertisement for TED saying that the next local TED event woud be held in Dajeon. Now, as you may or may not know, we live in Dajeon...and of course, we just had to go. Apparantly, to be part of the audeince of a TED gathering in the States goes for thousands of dollars (well that's what I was told, please don't burst my bubble if this is entirely untrue), anyways, all we had to do was apply (write a short blurb about us) and then wait to hear if we had been selected to be a part of it or not.
Success! Both Farmboy and I were selected (we had to do separate entries so that was rather lucky) and today is the big day! Here's a little bit of info if you're still no seeing what the big deal is :)
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
Here is one of our favourites: