TED2014 Conference Live-Streamed at Paramount Theater
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
People in Charlottesville are getting another chance to experience the wildly popular TEDx Talks.
Although the TED2014 conference is happening in Vancouver, Canada, the event will live stream throughout Tuesday night at the Paramount Theater.
The TED Talks first came to Charlottesville last November to a sold-out crowd. And one of the organizers says they really want to keep that momentum going because Charlottesville has a strong record of supporting community events.
Until 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, people can head to the Paramount and take a seat to listen to some of the speakers featured in different sessions. The overall theme of the conference is "The Next Chapter” but there are some interesting session themes slated for the evening, including "Beauty and the Brain" and "Wish," which will feature Bill and Melinda Gates.
The hope is that people can apply something from these talks to their own lives.
"They are inspired. We have a lot of good speakers and I think our audience is open-minded. They're open to any conversation that can take place. Granted, the speakers are great. The speakers on stage are phenomenal, but I think the key is when the participants in the audience speak to one another,” said Kellie Sauls, an organizer of TEDx Charlottesville.
TED stands for technology, engineering, and design. Many of the speakers have careers that relate to those areas in some way.
The next TED Talk is already in the works. It's expected to return to Charlottesville this November.