TEDxRedmond 2012: Exciting News!

TEDxRedmond will be held on September 15, 2012! Be sure to mark your calendars. The event will take place at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA. TEDxRedmond is also now on Tumblr! Follow us at www.tedxredmond.tumblr.com.

This year, we’re excited to announce a cool new opportunity for TxR enthusiasts:

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2 thoughts on “TEDxRedmond 2012: Exciting News!

  • August 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Somehow my whole letter came back on my computer so here it is.

    I don’t think I want to go to the conference because personally I don’t want see a bunch of kid prodigies who have their own non-profits or already doing something. What inspires me personally is seeing people on their way and working hard towards a goal. I want to see more people who are just about to do something because when they are in that moment there’s a spark in them that lights a spark in others as well.

    It feel like I’m just watching kids talk about their success more than about the amazing story and journey about how they got there, their process which includes what happened that opened their eyes , their failures, doubts and the hard work and courage that it took to get them where they are today.

    I thought the whole point for the conference was to inspire the people who were watching so they can think that the everyday kid could do something
    I want to see kids that are a little more everyday, that you would meet on the street and who have a dream and the drive to make a change happen. They may not know how it will happen but they are taking a leap of faith, letting it all out and saying this is who I am and this is what I want to do.

    More opportunities to talk to speakers. Last year when it was time for dinner, it almost felt clickish when the speakers sat at reserved tables like they were untouchables and they were more than the everyday kid. I’m not saying that they were not amazing people but if they were integrated with the kids in the audience it would have been more personable.

    Also, another thing for you to think about if you are still reading, is that I found it funny last year that there was on speaker whose topic was on avoiding foods with palm oil and yet the snacks had this in them. Maybe you should show that you support your speakers by having things that match what they are talking about.

  • September 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Hey Alana,
    Yeah, we noticed that that was an issue last year, and we’re definitely changing it this year. We’re going to encourage speakers to go and sit at different tables so it’s easier to talk to them and stuff, and we’re also making sure that (even though all the speakers are pretty scarily amazing people and stuff) they are relatable and they’re emphasizing the journey and not the destination, to use a cliche way of summarizing what you said. :P So I hope that makes you reconsider not coming, and let me know if you have any questions about this year’s event!

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