In January, the Denver branch of the national TED think tank staged its first-ever salon (and second-ever event). The evening's three hours of discussions and performances featured seven area personalities sharing their Ideas Worth Spreading -- with a couple even marking return performances with progress updates. The low-key evening, styled after an eighteenth century salon, was limited to a maximum audience of 300 people at RedLine Gallery, compared to the 1,800 who flocked to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House last year for the full-day TEDx conference.
But if you missed basking in all the Colorado inspiration, there's time to catch up between now and the next big event in June. All of this year's salon presentations are now available on YouTube -- and below the jump.
Dr. Allen Lim: "Identity"
Cesar Gonzalez: "What Others Think Does Matter"
Shannon Galpin: "The Power of Voice"
Todd Siler: "How ArtScience Can Save the World"
Theo Wilson (Lucifury): "Woman: An Ode to the Feminine"
Libby Birky: "Ripple Effect"
Michael Huemer: "The Irrationality of Politics"
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With the theme of "Risk & Reward," this year's full TEDx Mile High event is scheduled for June 2, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Fifteen Coloradan presenters are set to take the stage during an event that will also feature a cocktail bar and showcase a collection of locally created art, technology and other projects. For more information, visit TEDx Mile High's website.