In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxConstitutionDrive, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxConstitutionDrive, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
The theme of TEDxConstitutionDrive is “Trust.” Trust as both a noun and a verb. In a small venue with about 60-75 people, we will explore different perspectives on trust that go beyond the basic morality and reach into business, technology and neuroscience to arrive at sometimes surprising conclusions. Confirmed speakers include Anant Agrawal, Co-Founder of Cantaloupe Systems, and Paul Zak, Director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies.
We hope to make this an intimate and low-key event where people who are deeply interested in the topic can engage with each other on a personal level. Please come with an open mind and a sincere desire to connect with the ideas and the other attendees.