From their website: TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.TEDx is an independently organized TED event. David Powers and I met during my participation last year in the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Grand Strand program and became fast friends, initially bonding over our shared love of comics. He's a local leader and a real inspiration. When I signed up for, and was accepted, to LGS, I hadn't even met David, but he was the kind of person I was aspiring to be as a result of my participation in the program. So I know this will be a outstanding event, and I'm really proud to be a part of it. It's going to be held on October 21st, 2010 from 9 AM to noon, at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. My topic, by the way, will be, "Technology Ubiquity: A Brief History of the Future". I'm going to talk about what kinds of technologies are rapidly becoming part of our everyday lives, and what effects this might have. We (David and I) kind brainstormed together and arrived at what I think will really be an inspiring 18 minutes. Check his site out and sign up! Seating is limited, so act soon. I look forward to hopefully seeing you there!
Earlier today, I spoke to the Coastal Organization Human Resources' September meeting about Social Media. My talk was titled, "Practical Social Media, Twitter for Human Resources". It was a great group and I had a terrific time. They had great questions, which is always makes for an awesome experience. I think more than a few of them left with some good ideas. I love speaking to groups, so I was super-excited when Dr. David Powers reached out and asked me if I'd be interested in speaking at a TEDx conference he was putting together for Myrtle Beach with the Chamber of Commerce. Was I? I couldn't even believe he had to ask. Of course I would! I'm a HUGE fan of the TED conferences. For those of you who live under a rock, TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design" and it's a world class conference, attracting world class talent to give the talk of their lives... in 18 minutes.