TEDx Comes to Santana Row

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011  |  Updated 3:20 PM PDT
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TEDx Comes to Santana Row

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You apparently being hearing some fiddle music if you head to Santana Row Wednesday night.

Hundreds of people are expected to pack into San Jose's already packed Santana Row tonight for a TEDx event.

It's called TEDxSanJoseCA and so far 500 people have registered for "TEDGlobal 2011: The Stuff of Life" which will be livestreamed directly from Edinburgh, Scotland. 

TEDx is a spin off of TED, which stands for Technology Entertainment and Design. The group's basic premice is to desseminate "ideas worth spreading."  It started back in 1984 as a conference that brough the worlds of technology, entertainment and design together.

Each speaker tells his or her story in 18-minutes or less.

In San Jose Wednesday you will hear from the following people:

  • Pamela Meyer, Lie Detector – shows us how to take back the truth
  • Ben Goldacre, Debunker – tears down bad science
  • Misha Glenny, Underworld Investigator – exposes criminal globalization
  • Mikko Hypponen, Cyber Security Expert – anticipates the next killer virus
  • Karen Tse, Anti-Torture Activist – operates at the intersection of criminal law and human rights
  • Eddi Reader, Singer/Songwriter – sings of love, longing and introspection

 The event is happening at 8 p.m. at Santana Row’s Park Valencia across from Left Bank Brasserie.  It's free, but registration is required because of limited seating. 

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