TEDxHuntsville 2009

November 8, 2009 – “New Perspectives

The launch event for TEDxHuntsville was held on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at the offices of Cre8ive Partners, located in downtown Huntsville. This was an opportunity for the tech community of Huntsville, Madison County and surrounding areas to come together and share the experience of TED in a independently organized event.

TEDxHuntsville Photo

This session’s goal was to bring the essence of the TED experience and to find like minds in wanting to pursue future gatherings and events in the future. The response was very enthusiastic and positive, with about 30 attendees wanting to participate in an organizing committee for a far-reaching event to the Huntsville community not aware of TEDxHuntsville and in sharing “ideas worth spreading”.

The afternoon was sparked with pre-recorded TED Talks that were enjoyed by all and gave opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences with others based on the theme of New Perspectives. The TED Talks chosen were as follows:

First Session Second Session
Shai Agassi Rives
Michael Pritchard Aimee Mullins
Kamal Meattle Ken Robinson
William Kamkwamba