This weekend! Tomorrow, actually, at the auditorium at the SALT Block Auditorium Lake Hickory Realty, LLC is again one of the sponsors for TEDxHickory. The idea behind TEDx is to bring people together in and around the Catawba Valley that are doing things to make a difference, and/or are makers of things special to this region. These people will share their ideas to inspire others in the Catawba Valley region. A TEDx talk can be pretty much any format…a talk, performance, crafting something, etc.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events, like TEDxHickory, help share ideas in communities around the world.
Here's a talk on 3D printing from TED2015.