Saturday, Feb.19th, 2011 Ilana Ben-Ari spoke at TEDxConcordia on her award winning toy designed for the visually impaired. Watch her talk on Toys as Tools for Communication and look out for our favourite part; when Alejandro accidentally picks up the remote instead of the toy while blindfolded!! Slides of the talk can also be found on SlideShare.
TED is a not-for-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and one of our favourites, Sir Ken Robinson.
TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.