TEDxDetroit Releases Complete Speaker Line-up for 2010 Event
Altair Engineering Chairman and CEO, James R. Scapa, to present about creating a culture of innovation
Detroit — September 27, 2010 —
TEDxDetroit is pleased to announce the full line-up of speakers for the local, self-organized event that will bring people together to share a TED-like experience on September 29, 2010 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 800 attendees are expected to attend TEDxDetroit, an event where TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
James R. Scapa, chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering
, will present “Lessons Learned in Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation” during the event’s third session from 2 – 3:45 p.m. Additionally, Altair will be a featured exhibitor at the TEDx Labs, where it will highlight some of the company’s latest innovations. TEDx Labs will be open between presentation sessions.
for the full list diverse speakers who will share ideas that were handcrafted in Detroit and built to change the world.
TEDxDetroit will release speakers’ bios and more information daily though its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tedxdetroit
and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tedxdetroit
Members of the public interested in the event are invited to submit an application on www.tedxdetroit.com
due to the limited amount of space available. Invitations to attend will be e-mailed directly to applicants.
Paid parking can be found in structures near the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University.
TEDxDetroit is not only meant to create dialogue and action, it also serves as a platform for Michigan social entrepreneurs
to share their thoughts, actively apply ideas and ultimately bring positive change to Detroit. TEDxDetroit is presented by Wayne State University and proudly sponsored by Airfoil Public Relations, Arzika, Curve Detroit, Detroit Moxie, Ingenex Digital Marketing
, Networked and Pure Visibility.
For more information about the TEDxDetroit please visit, http://www.tedxdetroit.com/
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDetroit, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxDetroit, 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.
Follow TEDxDetroit on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDxDetroit
for more details.
TED is a nonprofit 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 and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which 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.
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TED2011, "The Rediscovery of Wonder," will be held February 28-March 4, 2011, in Long Beach, California, with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, California.
About Altair Engineering, Inc.
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 25-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit http://www.altair.com