UnderCover: TEDx Austin attendee

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TEDx Austin attendee

I was so excited to hear that I will be attending the second annual TEDx Austin conference on February 19. I've been a big fan of TED Conference online videos for years (see one of my favorites from the author of Eat, Pray, Love below). Meeting and hearing presentations from Austin's top thinkers/doers is going to be so inspiring.

This year's theme is Right Now and although the speakers will not be announced ahead of the event, the event website did give some hints as to what 'right now' is about:
  • The “Erin Brockovich” of our out-of-control (and increasingly harmful) industrial food complex
  • A documentary film maker thrust into a big conversation around how to dislodge entrenched Energy interests
  • An industry veteran with a compelling new vision on how to fundamentally build a more humanistic internet experience
  • An innovator creating the future of money
  • A cultural anthropologist who’s devoted to understanding the current state of manhood (and the future of boys)
I am intrigued.

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