TED is an annual event where the top minds in the world share, connect and inspire. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three subjects that, collectively, shape our future. The event draws CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists and extraordinary speakers including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
This year, TED expands beyond its annual conference by seeding smaller, independent events throughout the nation, called TEDx. The first TEDxDetroit will emulate the spirit and ideals of the TED Conference.
TEDxDetroit will be held at Lawrence Tech's Science Building Auditorium in Southfield, Michigan, from 8:30AM to 6:00PM, Oct 21. Due to an outstanding response, the conference is full, but several surrounding events have been opened to the public in an effort to bring the entire community into the excitement.
Tuesday, October 20th
Pre-party Tweetup 7pm-9pm Bar Louie in Novi (Open to the public)
This is an informal gathering for attendees and friends to meet, connect and enjoy a cocktail in a relaxed setting the night before the event. The pre-party tweetup will be co-hosted by i-detroit.com and take place at a popular nightspot Bar Louie in Novi (near the junction of I-275, I-96 & I-696). This is a free event and open to the public.
If you are coming in from out of town, you may want to try the Embassy Suites Detroit Southfield which is a nice hotel just a stone's throw from Lawrence Tech and the after party. http://www.detroitsouthfield.embassysuites.com
Wednesday, October 21st
The moment you've been waiting for. Doors open at 8:30am. The program starts promptly at 8:48am. The event is sold out. If you have been notified that your application for attending has been accepted, please arrive early to claim your seat. Please bring $20 cash or a check payable to "Public Art Workz" for admission.
Lawrence Tech Science Building Auditorium
TEDxDetroit Lunch 11am-1pm PLEASE PRE-REGISTER (Open to the public)
We'll be breaking for lunch just after 11am. Our community partners LA2M and Motor City Connect are hosting a TEDxDetroit networking lunch. We encourage you to click the link below to register for lunch ASAP. This event will be open to non attendees as well and will sell out. Cost $20 in advance.
Copper Canyon Brewery
27522 Northwestern Hwy Southfield, MI 48034
TEDxDetroit Afterglow 6pm-9pm (Open to the public)
Reflect and connect with speakers, attendees and community leaders at this informal gathering. Light hors d'oeuvres will be available. The venue also offers a full cash bar and a dinner menu which features items such as their famous gumbo. This is a free event (pay for your own dinner and drinks) and open to the public.
Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe
29244 Northwestern Hwy Southfield, MI 48034