On August 19, TEDxKC drew capacity crowds to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The annual celebration of ideas worth sharing brought together artists, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs exploring the theme “question everything.” From the night’s talks and performances, KCPT has created two one-hour programs.
Included in Part 1 are inventor James Hobson, computer artist Luke Dubois and the musical group Thirdstory. Part two features Jess Ladd, creator of a website for reporting sexual assaults; researcher Alejandro Alvarado from the Stowers Institute; and singer/songwriter Bill Callahan.
Both parts air Friday, Sept. 9 beginning at 8 p.m. and are rebroadcast Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
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 event is called TEDxKC, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKC event, TEDTalks video 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, including ours, are self-organized.