TED 2007

TEDI should have been flying out to California today. The plan was to spend the weekend with friends and then head to TED on Tuesday. Very sadly I had to cancel going to TED this year.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a conference that is described by attendees as “brain candy”. And it is. I remember my first TED. James Watson kicked it off. Almost every speaker is enthralling. Imagine four days hearing from amazing people – physicists, environmental scientists, chemists, writers, molecular biologists, environmental scientists, space explorers, land explorers, under-water explorers, filmmakers, architects, designers, Nobel laureates, video game designers, presidents, presidential candidates, heads of NGOs, researchers in every field, Oscar-winning producers, health policy leaders, sports stars, inspirational speakers, religious evangelists (and their detractors), adventurers…

The conversations are fabulous, the people are great. I will truly miss it. Next week when tons of friends will get together in Monterey, I will be in NY! Oh, then, there are the 3-minute talks, musical performances,… ok, I gotta stop! Or I will send myself into further depression. It is the right decision and there’s always next year…

Four days of mind blowing information, fabulous people, lots of friends – I always left refreshed, believing there is hope for the world. Have a great TED 2007, folks.

Photo from: TED website, which owns and retains all copyright.

7 thoughts on “TED 2007”

  1. August says:

    FYI for all, the TED talks from past events are available as video podcasts on iTunes. Definitiely worth watching.

  2. Shripriya says:

    August – you are absolutely right. Planning on watching 2007 that way.

  3. lulu says:

    hi shri,

    so sorry to hear you won’t be going to TED this year. you sound really disappointed. hope there is something exciting going on in new york to make up for the missed trip!

    i love your blog. haven’t had the time till now to go through it fully but now i promise to be a regular.


  4. striker says:

    is it me or does that dude in front look eerily similar to al gore?

  5. Shripriya says:

    Hey Lulu – No worries, I’m over it now! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and look forward to having you here more. I’m loving the new LuluLoves blog. Absolutely loving it!

    Hey Striker – It is just you. No, I’m kidding 🙂 That is Al Gore. He was one of the speakers last year and gave his Inconvenient Truth speech, except in person! He was fabulous – if only he’d displayed the same energy in 2000, we’d have all been saved!

  6. Jasmine says:

    Too bad you can’t make it this year. FYI, you can search and view speakers’ presentations through PodZinger or the TEDTalks video library for free at http://tedtalks.podzinger.com. The speeches will be uploaded as they come along so you should subscribe to the RSS feed for automatic downloads.

  7. Shripriya says:

    Thanks, Jasmine! Was down and out for a couple of days with the flu, but will be catching up on them now.

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