By Jim McCarthy Feb 14, 2011 1 comment

TEDxGoldstar: A TED 2011 Simulcast Event

Last week, I announced that Goldstar is hosting a TED 2011 simulcast event on March 2nd in downtown Los Angeles.  We’re broadcasting the live feed of TED for the entire day.  Last time I looked, only 60 places worldwide had a license to do this simulcast and we’re the only ones in Los Angeles.

Speaking that day are Julie Taymor (Lion King, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Bill Gates (world domination, high-impact philanthropy).  Our event is going to be at the Downtown Independent Theatre in LA, which is a cool, comfortable space to spend the day and mingle with the interesting crowd we’re putting together.

If you’re in LA or visiting and would like an invitation, let me know, and I’ll be in touch.  It’s not a public event, but I’ve got some spots set aside for Live 2.0 readers.

Again, this is part of our partnership with TED to support the TEDx program in a range of ways.  One of my reasons for doing this partnership, besides making the TED community more aware of Goldstar, is to bring live entertainment people like those reading this blog into the TED community.  I feel strongly that TED has a lot to gain from getting people in our business involved in what it’s doing, hearing their voices, learning what they know and weaving the knowledge and insight of those who make and sell live entertainment into the fabric of what TED does.

Likewise, I also think TED has a lot to bring to live entertainment.  A lot of you watch the TED Talks, and for many, the conference itself may be difficult or impossible to attend, but TEDx is a program that brings the best of the live experience that is the TED conference to a much, much wider audience.

What would I like for you to do?  Go to a TEDx near you.  And don’t just attend.  Reach out to the organizer and make a presentation about something important.  Beyond that, consider organizing a TEDx.  That’s really at the heart of this program: people who have an interest and the energy taking it upon themselves to put together a great event.  The TED organization is there to support those efforts, and we’re helping, so if you have questions, reach out and I’ll do my best to connect you to the info and people you need to get started.

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