About TED and TEDxCambridge
Ideas are the new currency in today’s global market. TED (where Technology, Entertainment & Design converge) is a nonprofit organization devoted to gathering gifted people to inspire discussions about powerful ideas. TED talks reach a global audience in more than 100 languages. TED began in 1984 in Monterey, CA, as a small conference that brought together experts from different realms of society together to spark discussion. TED conferences have grown to a global scale and have become popular five-day events. TED conferences were hosted originally on North America’s West Coast; TEDx events now allow local audiences to attend in their area for the price of a ticket.
The x in TEDx means ‘independently organized TED event.’ It brings a melting pot of ideas to the local community without pushing a commercial, religious or political agenda. The goal is to “spark conversation, connection and community” in hotspots around the world. TEDx uses some TED videos but encourages organizers to spotlight dreamers and thinkers in their area.
TEDxCambridge at the Boston Opera House features six speakers and two performances and accommodates 2,000 guests for stimulating talks about what’s happening in New England and beyond regarding innovation, inspiration and creativity. Speakers will share insights on nearly every discipline imaginable, from technology and design to the arts, education, business and science.
If you want to hear ideas worth spreading in and around New England from the thought leaders of today, purchase your tickets to TEDxCambridge on StubHub.
For more than 80 years, the Boston Opera House has been one of Boston’s premier theaters for staging musicals, opera, concerts and dance. Its plush atmosphere and outstanding amenities make the opera house the ideal venue for TEDxCambridge.
Those driving to the Boston Opera House will find parking at the Lafayette Parking Garage at 1 Avenue de Lafayette, the Millennium Place Garage at 47 Boylston Street, the Boston Common Garage at Zero Charles Street, the 75 State Street Garage or choose valet parking at the Ritz-Carlton Avery Street entrance.
Public transportation options include the Red Line to Park Street Station, the Green Line to Boylston Street or the Orange Line to Chinatown.
If you’ve purchased your StubHub tickets to TEDxCambridge and are near downtown Boston, you may want to consider an evening out to see The Nutcracker ballet.