In light of the coronavirus pandemic, TEDxDetroit has moved their one-day conference online with a change to the format.
One of my favorite events is taking on a different form this year, as TEDxDetroit—the one-day event focused on the inspirational work of our local creators, designers, makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and geeks—will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
In their tweet, TEDxDetroit announced:
TEDxDetroit is going virtual this year to ensure everyone's safety. With a virtual format, #TEDxDetroit can offer:
— TEDxDetroit (@TEDxDetroit) September 10, 2020
If you’re not familiar, TEDx events are locally produced independent community events.
TEDxDetroit highlights people and organizations doing amazing creative work in technology, entertainment, and design in our metro Detroit area.
Why I Attend TEDx Events
Over the past 11 years, I’ve attended more than 30 TEDx events in Michigan, including events in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ypsilanti.
I’ve been a supporter, attendee, and volunteer of TEDxDetroit since it launched over 10 years ago. I know many of the organizers, speakers, and was a member of the volunteer photo team a few years ago.
It’s an amazing event to be a part of and to watch. I love hearing the personal stories from fellow creative and inspiring people in metro Detroit and Michigan as they share their incredible work to educate, create, and move forward positive ideas.
In a time of coronavirus, when we seem to discuss negative things, TEDxDetroit is a beacon for all of us.
Hope you’ll join me in attending this year’s TEDxDetroit on September 30, 2020. Registration is available online, did I mention tickets are free?
I’m looking forward to learning who this year’s speakers are, I understand they will be announced soon.
See you online on September 30th!