Carroll County Times

Tech Tips: TED events offer chance for connection, discussion

Leading thinkers, activists, artists, philosophers and entertainers will come together for a series of talks, presentations and performances via live webcast at TEDxEldersburgLive Feb. 27.

Speakers at TEDx events are challenged to give "the talk of their life" in 12 minutes or less. Sharing and connection happens in this live webcast; it's a daylong conversation that can change your life. TEDx celebrates the power of ideas to positively change the world with an aim to build community by bringing together like-minded people who believe in this mission.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark discussion in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where "x" stands for an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized and are subject to certain rules and regulations.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily. It includes the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage.


This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; you must register to attend this event. Please contact Tracy Turner, Administrator for the Carroll Technology Council, for registration information and venue details. She can be reached at 443-244-1262 or