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TEDxWomen event will stream live in Edwards

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VAIL – On Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., TEDxVailWomen will live stream TEDxWomen from stages in New York and Los Angeles.

This free, independently organized event will be held in the lecture hall on the Colorado Mountain College campus in Edwards, and will continue the conversation that started at TEDWomen in Washington, D.C., in December 2010.

Throughout the daylong program attendees will hear cutting-edge innovators and powerful ideas from women and girls – and a few men too, including Mary Catherine Bateson, Jane Fonda, Tavi Gevinson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Dr. Oz, Morley, Tan Le, Gloria Steinem and many others.



Seating is limited, so RSVP in advance at http://tedxvailwomen.eventbrite.com.

What is TED?



In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These locally organized events are branded TEDx, where “x” equals independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available free at http://www.ted.com.



TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, Calif., (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For additional information about speakers visit http://tedxwomen.org/speakers. You can also visit the TEDxVailWomen Facebook page or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDxVailWomen.


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