TEDx Comes to Santana Row

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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