COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - TEDxOrangeCoast, an independently organized TED event designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue and inspire innovation through TED-like experiences at the local level, will host "Redefining Relevance" at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Oct. 10, 2012. The all-day event will present 25 carefully selected speakers and will serve as a platform for inspired conversation and innovative ideas.
"We launched TEDxOrangeCoast to foster innovation and inspire creative energy in Orange County," says Mojdeh Eskandari, organizer and producer of TEDxOrangeCoast. "The TED organization is renowned for sparking conversation, spreading new insight and delivering groundbreaking ideas, so TEDx is the perfect platform for organizing this gathering of local innovators, forward thinkers and game-changing entrepreneurs."
The inaugural TEDxOrangeCoast event, "Innovation Without Borders," took place in May 2011 and featured a day of exploration that went beyond traditional thinking. More than 25 high-caliber speakers and 1,200 guests discussed creative ways in which boundaries are pushed aside and overcome. Organizers expect 1,500 - 1,800 attendees at this year's event.
TEDxOrangeCoast is open to the public; however, those interested in attending "Redefining Relevance" must register to attend. Registration can be found at http://www.tedxorangecoast.com/apply-to-attend/. Tickets will go on sale September 1 and are $100 for general admission and $50 for students.
Created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading," TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring communities together to share a TED-like event. TEDTalks videos and live speaker events combine to encourage deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance and inspiration for the TEDx program. TEDxOrangeCoast is a not-for-profit event organized entirely by local, unpaid volunteers. For more information, visit http://tedxorangecoast.com/.
This year, TEDxOrangeCoast is also issuing the TEDxOrangeCoast Challenge, which is designed to leverage Orange County's exceptional talent and resources. TEDxOrangeCoast will be rewarding an innovative "Idea Worth Doing" with the help to make the idea a reality. For more information, visit tedxorangecoast-challenge.com.
ABOUT TEDxORANGECOAST: TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxOrangeCoast presents TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDxOrangeCoast events bring together innovators, explorers, teachers and learners to encourage collaboration, conversation and interaction. TEDxOrangeCoast is a not-for-profit event organized entirely by local, unpaid volunteers. For more information, visit http://tedxorangecoast.com/.
ABOUT TED: TED is a nonprofit devoted to "ideas worth spreading." The organization began in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.