Ever heard of TED? It’s a small nonprofit devoted to sharing what they call “Ideas Worth Spreading” online, through a yearly conference and prizes and just recently TEDx events. They have an amazing collection of short speeches given by a broad range of presenters including Isabel Allende, Seth Godin, Richard Dawkins and Malcolm Gladwell.
TEDx events follow the TED format but are independently and locally organized. They are largely a volunteer effort – the speakers are unpaid and many of the organizers and supporters (myself included) are unpaid as well.
Last Thursday, I photographed the very first TEDx event in this area – TEDxMidAtlantic, which was held at the MICA’s Brown Center in Baltimore.
I encourage you to have a look at the entire set of all 429 photographs on Flickr here. If 429 seems like a lot of photographs, scroll down for my favorites below of each presenter below.
e3bank Chairman Sandy Wiggins
Security researcher Marcus J. Ramun
NPR reporter Scott Simon
Polyface Farms’ Owner and Sustainable Agriculture Advocate Joel Salatin
2003 Nobel Prize winner Peter Agre
Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra
Artist & activist Naomi Natale
Multimedia sculptor Ico Bukvic
Director of Food & Nutrition for Baltimore City Public Schools Tony Geraci
ReWIRED for Change founder & performer Sonja Sohn
Walters Art Museum Manuscript & Rare Book Curator Will Noel
Entreprenuer Mark Walsh
Director of the American Visionary Art Museum Rebecca Hoffberger
Harris Chair of economics and NYTimes columnist Tyler Cowen
Singer & songwriter John Forté
Photojournalist, teacher & author Karen Kasmauski
JHU Senior Advisor Aris Melissaratos
Tai Sophia Institute President Bob Duggan
JHU professor, researcher & author Roland Griffiths
Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic