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Luci McKean

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How far would you travel for a TEDx event?

Applications are now open for our TEDxBloomington conference on "The Wisdom of Play." We're curating a primarily-local audience in the theater (hoping to have Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Bloomingtonian, attend!), but are interested, too, in meaningful additions from further away.

How far would you travel for a TEDx event with a theme that appeals to you?

Last year, the furthest I traveled was from Bloomington Indiana to Kansas City, Missouri, about 470 miles, but I've also attended two other TEDx events (so far) within that radius.

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  • Feb 23 2011: Depends on the event. For a general one, I'd try to hit one as local as I could. But for one on a topic, for example TEDxOilSpill—which I was part of—I travelled across the United States from Portland to DC. For the right single topic event, I'd go anywhere in the world. But only because the topic itself was powerful enough to pull me.

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