SOURCE: HealthTap

May 13, 2011 08:09 ET

Sold Out TEDx Silicon Valley Event, Living By Numbers, Invites the World to Join Notable Speakers at Stanford University on May 14 via Live Stream

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Technology trends expert Tim O'Reilly, editor-in-chief of WIRED Chris Anderson, personal computing pioneer Mitch Kapor, and the TEDx movement leader Lara Stein -- along with more than 30 leading innovators, musicians and artists -- will present at the 2011 TEDx Silicon Valley event "Living By Numbers" on May 14, 2011.

Hosted at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation, the event gathers leading thinkers, makers, doers, and artists to discuss how numbers and analytics are transforming our lives and unlocking a whole new world of opportunities for all.

"TEDx Silicon Valley is about Innovation for Social Change, and this year we've chosen the exciting emerging trend of Living By Numbers, as our main theme," said Ron Gutman, TEDx event curator and founder and CEO of HealthTap. "Increasingly, numbers are playing an important role in our lives, and we benefit more and more from data analytics in areas like personal health, music, commerce and education. This year's TEDx Silicon Valley is about what we can learn from numbers, how visualizing numbers can make them more interesting and useful, and how numbers and analytics can bring about innovation and change."

The event is expected to draw a diverse audience of more than 700 Silicon Valley leaders, together with members of the Stanford community, for a stimulating day of presentations, discussions, entertainment and art that will spark new ideas and opportunities for all.

Although TEDx Silicon Valley is sold out, the organizers offer a free option to view the event online live. Last year's event attracted over 100,000 live stream viewers in 45 countries.

"In the interest of promoting social change in the world, TEDx Silicon Valley is also streamed live on Justin.tv and YouTube," said Kriss Deiglmeier, executive director of the Center for Social Innovation. "We encourage you to host a local TEDxSV viewing party in your home and share important ideas with your friends, family, and social network."

To access the Live Stream, visit: http://www.tedxsv.org/?page_id=98 on the day of the event.

TEDx Silicon Valley is part of a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED experience. The TEDx Silicon Valley team is composed of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, artists, social media mavens, philanthropists, physicians, and academics who are collaborating to foster and cultivate ideas about innovation for social change. TEDx Silicon Valley is a licensed, independently organized local TED event. More: www.tedxsv.org

TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. More: www.ted.com

The Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business educates leaders to solve the world's social an environmental problems. The Center provides research, education and experiential programs that reach across the usual silos separating the business, nonprofit, and government worlds. More: http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/

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