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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Next TEDxSunnyvale Event: Embracing Recklessness

TEDxSunnyvale

THEME:
The Theme for our next event is "Embracing Recklessness"
In our brainstorming session, we discussed how the culture of Silicon Valley is based on disruption, on taking risks, on sometimes unanticipated game changers. Silicon Valley is one of the few places in the world where trying and failing is celebrated; where somebody who doesn't have any failures is considered to be not taking enough risks. We want to take this idea to its logical extreme, and see where we all go. So, Embracing Recklessness. It's going to be quite a ride.

WHERE:
TechShop San Jose
300 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA, 95113
PLEASE RSVP

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM split into two sessions, with a generous lunch break in between.

Due to road construction, the main entrance to TechShop on San Carlos street is closed. You can enter via 3rd street - behind the McDonalds. Here's a map

INSPIRATION:
There are over 1,300 TED talks up on TED.com, and over 15,000 talks from TEDx events. TEDxSunnyvale exists to bring some of the best of those talks together with passionate people to view, and to ignite discussion.

LIVE ATTENDEES, NOT LIVE SPEAKERS:
So while we will have live attendees, we will have no live speakers. We'll watch together and talk about what we've seen. We'll network and meet new people.

Our event is structured just like any other TEDx event - with a Theme, and Sessions of talks lasting roughly an hour and a half. But in our event all the talks will be watched on video, taken from both the TED and TEDx archives. This is an experiment - all the other TEDx events in the Bay Area focus mainly on live speakers. By taking this lower-key approach to a TEDx event, we are able to keep the costs very low, and we are able to hold multiple events in a year. We're not trying to replace any of the other great Bay Area TEDx events; we add another dimension to TED in the Bay Area, and another way to participate and contribute to the greater TEDx and TED communities.

REFRESHMENTS:
We expect to offer complementary coffee and breakfast pastries
We will have sandwiches from Togos for lunch, courtesy of TechShop.
We'll also have soft drinks and water.

COST:
There is no charge to attend.

OTHER DETAILS:
We have a stress-free policy for our committee and our attendees. We keep the process of attending simple and casual.

Visit the TEDxSunnyvale website
Or Click Here to RSVP

We also make really cool laser engraved and cut custom name badges for each event. Here are samples from earlier this year:

Prototype Name Badge
January 28, 2012 Theme: "Prototypes"

TEDxChange Name Badge
TEDxSunnyvaleChange, April 5, 2012

TEDxSunnyvaleLive Name Badge/
TEDxSunnyvaleLive, June 27, 2012

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