At Circ, we are strong supporters of TED’s mission to spread ideas. With Circ’s president Latham Jenkins serving on the Core Committee Production Team, Circ has supported TEDxJacksonHole with web design and development, program guide design, as well as social media marketing.
Beginning at 1p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole will be hosting its first ever TEDxJacksonHole event. If you aren’t familiar with the TED conferences and talks devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, you should know that the non-profit organization started in 1984 as a conference that brings together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. In the last 26 years TED has grown to include two annual conferences that bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. The talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. Jackson Hole’s event is focused thematically on the zone where nature and science converge with creativity and inspiration, through performance, exhibition, TEDxTalk presentations and personal experience.
Jackson Hole’s inaugural TEDx event will host an extraordinary lineup of speakers, including a host of internationally-acclaimed filmmakers and local naturalists. Local presenters include architect Nona Yehia, venture capitalist Robert E. Grady and whitepine bark beetle activist David Gonzales, who all weave the theme of nature into their Talks. Wildlife film experts from as far away as Tanzania will unveil stunning images, including footage of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil and 3D images from deep beneath the ocean.
We hope to see you at Jackson Lake Lodge next Sunday, and want to encourage you to join us in the spread of ideas. We hope our first ever TEDx event grows to become a bi-annual event in our community. Visit wwwtedxjacksonhole.org to read about our speakers, their talks, and the day’s events.