In my copious amounts of free time, I’ve been busy working on organizing a day-long event that is going to be taking place on Sunday, March 4th, called TEDxSomerville.
The event idea stems from a more nationally known set of TED Talks which have grown in popularity over the years. TED has created what is essentially a franchising model that allows community organizers to bring the TED concept to their home town or industry group. It’s called TEDx, and I’m proud to be on the organizing committee for Somerville’s inaugural TEDx event.
Our theme this year is “Creative Economy…Sustainable Community” and our speakers (primarily local individuals) will give talks, ranging from 3-18 minutes, throughout the day related to this topic. We’ll also feature local musicians and artists.
Here is TEDxSomerville Executive Director C. Todd Lombardo talking more about the event:
So if you live in or around Somerville and want to join us as we explore ways to improve ourselves and our community, stop by our site and fill out the application to attend.