Gather at Geekdom to watch TEDxSanAntonio 2013 with others from the local TED and TEDx community. We'll tune in to the livestream to see the exciting slate of local and national thought leaders give the talks of their lives in this year's Minds Wide Open event.
We'll be discussing the talks and chatting via social media with attendees at the main event at Rackspace, the other Watch parties at Rackspace and The YMCA at TriPoint, and TEDx community members all over the world.
- Attend all day or any part of the day; it's up to you!
- Parking is free to registered attendees on Saturday in the Weston Centre garage.
- Free Wifi will be available.
- Geekdom will provide light snacks and beverages.
- If you have children, consider attending the Watch Party at the D. R. Semmes Family YMCA instead for a more family-friendly environment.
Bonus #1: Attendees will receive a complimentary 1-day pass to Geekdom.
Bonus #2: Come to the TEDxSanAntonio After Party! As an over-18 attendee of the Watch Party @ Geekdom, you'll be invited to the After Party onsite at Rackspace Global Headquarters, sponsored by the San Antonio Current! When the main event ends at 5 pm, head over to Rackspace Global Headquarters at 1 Fanatical Place (I-35 at Walzem Rd.) to celebrate with event attendees and speakers, explore the interactive exhibits, and partake of beverages and snacks provided by our generous sponsors and heady discussion with members of San Antonio's TEDx community.
To get in to the After Party, you'll need to show your watch party ticket and Photo ID at the Rackspace gate and again at the door of the party, so each attendee MUST REGISTER.
We couldn't offer this free TEDxSanAntonio Watch party without help from our generous sponsors, Rackspace and Geekdom. Please join us in thanking the hosts!
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About TEDx, x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
There have been hundreds of TEDx events worldwide; some are organized around a specific theme, such as TEDxOilSpill or TEDMed; some are regional like TEDxSanAntonio.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.