I have been given the honour of being the Master of Ceremonies for the third TEDx Melbourne session on Saturday March 13th at RMIT. For those of you who are not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Presentations of up to 18 minutes are given by leaders in their fields. Check out www.ted.com and see for yourself some of the presentations.
In Melbourne, we have TEDx. It is slightly different in that the “X” signifies that this is not an official TED event but an independently organized event. Having been
involved in the second TEDx Melbourne session, I
have another perspective. I reckon the “X” also stands for the following:
- X-citement – People get fired up not just by the presentations but the conversations after.
- X-traordinary – Just mixing with people who have a similar interest in stretching their mind exposes you to some amazing people and ideas.
- X-ray vision – Ok…perhaps we are not all Superman but the ideas shared can give you an idea into the future or at least your own future.
- Finally there is the X-factor. The mysterious “A-ha moment” or idea or contact or conversation or unknown thing that you get just from rubbing shoulders with other TEDsters.
If you are interested in coming along, visit the facebook page HERE with all the details and instructions for the day.
So my question for you is, what will you bring to TEDx Melbourne to share with others?
See you there!