The first TED Talks — short for Technology, Entertainment, and Design — went down in 1984, but only in the past few years, the YouTube era, has their popularity taken off. Sponsored by the Sapling Foundation, the official talks bring together some of the best brains in the world to give punchy but profound 18-minute speeches on topics in science and culture. With the results now appearing royalty-free online and independent events springing up everywhere, TED fever has spread among the country’s intellectuals.
Miami-Dade, in fact, now boasts two separate TEDx organizations, with the x indicating an independent organization separate from the original TED organizers. TEDxMIA has already mounted several events, and a... More >>>