x = independently organized TED event

Theme: explore

This event occurred on
November 6, 2011
1:00pm - 5:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Huntsville, AL
United States

TEDxHuntsville 2010 took 350 people on a voyage of human accomplishment as we explored Perspectives on Innovation. The next chapter TEDxHuntsville on 11.6.11 will explore how living with passion impacts the dynamics of choice and action. How does what you do reflect and influence who you are? How do members of society collectively shape the future? How does your outlook determine not just the choices you make, but the options that are available in the first place? We will venture from behavioral economics to social gaming; play with acrobatics and announce new global initiatives; debut future technology and much, much more. We look forward to sharing Ideas worth spreading with the southeast once again this November!

4915 Garth Road SE
Huntsville, AL, 35802
United States
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Tim Pickens

Rocket Man. Commercial space advisor and chief propulsion engineer at Dynetics. Team leader of the Rocket City Space Pioneers, going after the Google Lunar X Prize.

Vinay Gidwaney

Vinay Gidwaney is a co-founder and Chief Product Office at DailyFeats. DailyFeats helps you do good things - guiding you in doing small but significant actions, or "feats," that add up to big change. DailyFeats motivates people through points and reallife rewards to do good and reach their potential, every day. Previously, Vinay worked at the esteemed MIT Media Lab inventing novel neuroengineering technologies to treat neurological disorders. Shortly after high school in 1999, Vinay started Control-F1, a leader in enterprise IT Management technology, which was subsequently acquired by Computer Associates, one of the largest software companies in the world, in 2005. In 2002, Gidwaney was a winner of the prestigious MIT Technology Review Top 100 Innovators under 35 award.

Tino Chow

Tino Chow is an entrepreneur, strategist, designer and trouble maker. He grew up in Hong Kong, served as a officer in the Singapore military, then got his degree in design at Rhode Island School of Design. He is a 2009 TED Fellow, the cofounder of Better World by Design conference, Partner at Big New Ideas and the architect of a variety of side projects.

Catharina Bruns

workisnotajob. is a concept and design studio dedicated to the belief that "work" is your love made visible. We're about creative inspiration, typo-etry and visual communication. We design with the hopes to inspire you to live a creative life and fall in love with your work.

Glenn Clayton

Glenn is founder and CEO of Appleton Learning, the largest tutoring organization in the southeast. “What excites me most about my job is that Appleton is literally changing the paradigms of the education industry and pioneering new ways to individualize the learning experience. And I get to be a part of that.”

Daniel Crosby

Daniel Crosby is founder of IncBlot Organizational Psychology, a management consultancy headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. IncBlot is comprised of a team of organizational psychologists with expertise in helping business select exceptional people, perfect their existing talent base through coaching and training, and persuade through leveraging behavioral science. IncBlot works with an exceptional group of business including Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, Guardian Life Insurance, Grant Thornton, Raytheon, Appleton Learning, and Digium. Daniel is a Huntsville native schooled at Brigham Young and Emory Universities. Dr. Crosby is a featured contributor for and the Huntsville Times as well as a performance psychologist for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Neil Lamb

Dr. Neil E. Lamb is the HudsonAlpha director of educational outreach.

Steve Below

Steve is president of Huntsville's chapter of Free the Hops, a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to help bring the highest quality beers in the world to Alabama.

Organizing team


Cambridge, MA, United States


Madison, AL, United States
  • Everett Alexander
  • Hiroko Sumikura
    Production Director