A local version of the popular TED conference will be held in Bellingham on Nov. 12.
TEDxBellingham’s inaugural event, titled “Here by Choice,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a yet-to-be-determined location. Event organizer David Wiggs is currently seeking sponsors, speakers, performers and volunteers. Ticket information for the invitation-only event will soon be announced.
Wiggs said he is bringing the TEDx event to Bellingham to share with the world the local community’s version of “ideas worth spreading,” which is the slogan for the global TED conferences.
“We are fortunate to live in a very special place, with incredibly talented people, and I look forward to seeing, hearing and feeling how each speaker interprets our “Here by Choice” theme,” Wiggs said, in a press release.
TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, was first held nearly three decades ago. The now-annual conference has been held each year in Long Beach, Calif., although organizers plan to celebrate the event’s 30th anniversary in 2014 by holding the conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
While TEDx events receive general guidance from the TED organization, a nonprofit group that organizes the annual TED conference and also awards the TED Prize, they are independently organized.
More information about the TED organization can be found at www.ted.com.