Boulder is a city run on innovation, creativity, forward-thinking and a collective desire to create a healthy and happy community for those who inhabit it.
This city has become a mecca for entrepreneurs that pave new paths and solidify Boulder as the ‘it’ place for start-ups and people with trailblazing attitudes.
It truly is amazing and inspiring, and this weekend brings an event back to Boulder that embodies and endorses that exact trailblazing/creative spirit that thrives in the area.
TEDxBoulder is back. This Saturday, September 22nd, TEDxBoulder returns to its digs at Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. This year’s theme is “Edges and Experiences” and the list of speakers scheduled for their 20 minutes of fame is top-notch and includes everyone from successful writers, to advertising folks, to firefighters and even a talk by TEDxBoulder organizer, Andrew Hyde. On top of the impressive collection of credentials and accolades attached to this year’s speakers, the third annual TEDxBoulder will also feature live musical performances by a grammy-winning singer songwriter whose work is featured in the hit movie Juno, and a 13-year-old singer songwriter that has already made a name for herself on the main stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Impressed yet? How ‘bout intrigued?
If you aren’t familiar with TED, then get familiar here and learn all about the origins and growth of this 28-year-old non-profit “devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading”. TEDx events, such as TEDxBoulder, are independently organized events by the community for the community and have become a melting pot for topics all across the board including but not limited to: technology, entertainment, and design.
Tickets for the main event are still on sale and available here. Doors open at 4 pm, show starts at 5 pm and the event is scheduled to run until 9 pm. Remaining tickets range from $25 to $35 in price depending on the seating location within the venue. No matter which section of the auditorium you end up in, you’ll still be rubbing elbows with somewhere around 2,000 TED enthusiasts throughout the evening.
Since you’ll already be in the area, I suggest an early evening dinner or late night cocktails at Café Aion, located just across the street from Macky Auditorium on the ever entertaining University Hill. You can find their menu here. The place is kind of to-die-for. Super charming, tasty food, and hand-crafted cocktails that will make you forget you’re sitting a stones throw from a campus that has repeatedly found its way on the list of top ten party schools in the nation.
Don’t pass up this opportunity to get to know TED– you’ll be glad you did.