Our apologies for being silent about Spring 2013 TED Conference that happened 17 days ago in its hometown Long Beach, CA. Weâ€™ve just been busy a little bit, however, TED Conference is one of those events that cannot be missed or left uncovered.
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What is TED?
TED is a non-profit organization that nearly 30 years is bringing together the worldâ€™s greatest thinkers and doers. They present their ideas that are definitely worth spreading to more than thousand people who attend the event. TED Conference is the main event of the year, so if you consider attending it next year, you better hurry up, as it usually sells out a year in advance. But if tickets are far out of your budget, it doesnâ€™t mean you wonâ€™t be able to attend. There is no live streaming, however, all talks are recorded and shared on TEDâ€™s website within short period of time.
Spring 2013 TED Conference Overview
5 days and more than 70 speakers made this spring event an unforgettable one. People from 3 different worlds â€“ Technology, Entertainment and Design gathered together to deliver their views and ideas on very diverse topics: from poverty and mental health issues in Ghana to eco innovations and school learning, etc. One blog post wonâ€™t be enough to mention all great research topics and presentations that have been discussed at the event. However, there was one special talk, so inspiring and brilliant, that it won TED 2013 Prize.Â â€œTo build a school in the cloudâ€ was a wish of the TEDâ€™s prizewinner Sugata Mitra â€“ an educational researcher, the author of â€œHole In the Wallâ€ experiments. His idea to design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world might change the entire education system to something very different and unusual.
In the meantime, while listening to great thinkers about their views on â€œfuture everythingâ€, you can contribute right now by learning and expanding your knowledge on everyday basis. Our eco-friendly tip for you: try to take maximum from everything in life â€“ college, professional internship or a presentation you attended few days ago. And remember that learning is a lifetime process.