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Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.

For discussion: http://blog.ted.com/2013/04/01/a-note-to-the-ted-community-on-the-withdrawal-of-the-tedxwesthollywood-license


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    Apr 6 2013: As I've posted here, I'm paying and we are proceeding. Live Stream April 14 is https://new.livestream.com/extedwesthollywood. This press release will go out Monday:

    Exciting Event Emerges from TEDx Controversy
    Stellar Speaker Lineup Relocated to L.A. Hotspot

    April 9, 2013, West Hollywood, CA: A roster of some 20 outstanding speakers and entertainers are on the bill for "Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?," 11:00 to 7:00 pdt, on April 14, 2013. Originally planned as a TEDx event, this day will feature the uncensored ideas of well-known, highly-credentialed speakers who will call attention to our outdated worldview and inspire us to interest in shifting it. They include Russell Targ, Larry Dossey, Paul Cummins, Paul Nugent, George Regas, Greg Panos, Daphne Rose Kingma, and Marianne Williamson. A limited number of audience tickets are available at www.TEDxWestHollywood.com, where more information about the event, the speakers, and the free Live Stream on the day of the event can be found.

    When TED, without warning, revoked TEDx West Hollywood’s license just two weeks before its event, it lost the sponsorship of the City of West Hollywood, which had approved the day as a TEDx affair. Veteran organizer Suzanne Taylor has moved the event from the city’s council chambers to L.A.’s spectacular Vortex Immersion Dome at L.A. Center Studios, a unique venue with cutting edge audio/video entertainment to enthrall the live audience.

    The abrupt change lit up the blogosphere with impassioned commentary that added new fuel to a fire ignited by the most commented trending topic, the ‘censoring’ of popular TEDx talks by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock as ‘ideas not worth spreading.’ A new TED blog, which is set to close 15 hours after the event ends, has been put up for dialogue about TED’s unprecedented punitive action against TEDx West Hollywood. (See next post for the rest)

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