Thursday, February 26, 2015

View TEDxBirmingham at the Central Library

Photo: TEDxBirmingham

Mountains. Large, majestic, immovable. Or are they? At TEDxBirmingham 2015, we’ll hear ideas from a dozen speakers who refuse to surrender to the mountain in front of them. The day will challenge your mind and spirit. Afterwards, attendees will be encouraged to take ideas home with them to create transformation in their communities through action.

If you did not make a reservation to attend TEDxBirmingham 2015 at the Alys Stephens Center, there is still hope for you to view the program. On Saturday, February 28, 2015, the Birmingham Public Library will host a live-stream viewing party for TEDxBirmingham 2015. The general public is invited to see the broadcast, free of charge, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., on the second floor of the East Building at the Central Library. Watching TEDxBirmingham 2015 on a large TV monitor in the Youth Department’s Story Castle gives viewers an opportunity to discretely come and go as they please, in an area arranged to accommodate 50 people. The room is adjacent to the Friends Bookstore and free parking is available on the street or at meters around the library (Saturday on-street parking is free).

Not familiar with TEDxBirmingham 2015? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our local event is called TEDxBirmingham, where “x”equals independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBirmingham event, TED Talks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Information on the organization’s website makes a compelling case for attending or viewing. More information, along with other viewing locations, can be found on the website at www.TEDxBirmingham.org.

Move Mountains. Overcome the impossible. It starts Saturday, and can be viewed live for free at the Central Library.

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