TEDxVeniceBeach is an all-volunteer, independently organized TED conference that will take place in the heart of Venice Beach, California from 11AM to 9 PM on Sunday, September 15, 2013.
The purpose of the event is to bring together artists, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, connectors and creative types for a fully immersive day of experiences and interactions that revolved around breakthrough ideas and technology. The event will feature 14 brilliant speakers/performers giving the talk of their lives in less than 18 minutes.
TEDxVeniceBeach will also feature local companies, restaurants, non-profits, demonstrations and community projects that will add to the event through “Experience Spaces” designed specifically to introduce you to breakthrough ideas, technologies and interactions throughout the day.
At TEDxVeniceBeach, we believe our audience is as important to hear from as our speakers and the entire event is designed to maximize interaction, participation and feedback from audience members both in the experience spaces but also from the stage. To that end our audience will choose to participate in Projects Worth Spreading where they will come up with projects to improve the community during the second break. These projects will then be placed on ThrdPlace.com to see if we can accomplish real community based change.
The ultimate goal of TEDxVeniceBeach is to create and congeal a community around the confluence of ideas that rush through Venice on any given day, while also providing Southern California TEDsters with a place to meet, befriend and hopefully collaborate with like-minded individuals from all walks of life that share a common interest in Technology, Entertainment and Design.