For nearly 30 years, TED has been spreading ideas, sharing information and bringing minds together and it takes a person with a heck-of-a-lot-a spunk to bring such an event to their community. Fortunately, for the great city of Boca Raton, such-a-person exist and her name is Becky Woodbridge. This is her story.
It was several years ago when it happened, people just kept bringing it up, “Have you checked out that TED talk by Bill Gates?” “Have you heard of TED? There is just such amazing stuff on their site. You have to check it out!” Well, have you, I found myself on TED.com and my introduction to ideas worth sharing had begun.
She was eloquent, animated, gorgeous, she was a coach, just like me, and she immediately grabbed my attention. Her talk, titled “ Vulnerability”, absolutely blew my mind-literally, the top of my head had a Disney World firework show shooting out from my brain. Oh, Brene Brown, how I was in love, (sigh). The presentation, the engagement, everything about this single talk had me wowed and this was just the first one I watched! The next thing I knew, I was popping popcorn and clicking video after video, the glow of the computer screen almost becoming my permanent skin complexion. Before I knew it, 6 hours had passed by and I was filled with a new sense of passion and inspiration. To put it lightly, I became a TED groupie.
As I began to follow TED Talks, I began to notice that quite a few of them were titled “TEDx” and I grew very curious. After taking the time to learn more about TEDx, I knew what it was that I had to do next, I had to bring TED to Boca Raton and I was going to do it through TEDx.
Pulling together an absolutely stellar team to assist me in the birth of TEDxBocaRaton, we have ensured that this event is nothing but a deep breath of unrestrained imagination. With an absolute all-star cast of speakers and the assistance of already so many in the community, the tip of the iceberg has never ranged so true of what is to come with TEDxBocaRaton | New Beginnings, so strap on your radical helmets, this is going to be the ride of a lifetime.