TEDxIowaCity, a forum for “ideas worth sharing”

The University of Iowa WiderNet Project and the Iowa City Area Development Group will host the first TEDxIowaCity Friday, Nov. 11, at hotelVetro. The all-day event, beginning at 9 a.m., is centered on the TED motto of “ideas worth sharing.” It will include 14 speakers, four performers, and several TEDTalk videos.

Speakers include Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption; Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities; Terry Wahls, clinical professor of internal medicine at the UI; and Stephen Carr of Terra Manus Technologies. For a complete list of presenters, visit www.tedxiowacity.org/speakers.htm.

Each presentation is geared toward an exchange of ideas on a local and international stage. Cliff Missen, director of the WiderNet project and 2007 TED Fellow, describes a TED event as a “mental massage” where attendees can hear and understand new ideas, and where speakers will encourage them to think and laugh.

Open to the public, the cost of attendance is $100, which includes parking, daylong discussions, food, entertainment, and an evening social. For more information on TEDxIowaCity, visit www.tedxiowacity.org or www.facebook.com/tedxiowacity. For event updates, follow @tedxiowacity on Twitter. TEDxIowa City is an independently organized event licensed by TED.

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