KITCHENER — You haven’t met TED?
You’re missing out.
Around the world, at least 300 million people have had an intimate relationship with TED. They’re sharing inspiring conversations late at night in bed, and secretly at work — when their boss isn’t looking.
TED — Technology, Entertainment, Design — is an annual conference of fascinating people sharing “ideas worth spreading” through short talks. First held in California in 1984, the conference has expanded to any subject.
It has become so popular through the online “TED Talks” videos available on the TED website — and viewed by 300 million people as of last July — that hundreds of local independent events, called TEDx, are organized each year.
On March 3, the second annual TEDxWaterloo, one of the largest of its kind in North America, will bring 12 diverse speakers to the stage at Centre in the Square to present a TED Talk. Not all of the speakers’ names have yet been announced.