TEDxColumbus

TEDActive 2013

A few TEDx organizers and other Ohioians had the opportunity to attend this year’s TED Active conference in Palm Spring, CA last week. It was an amazing, memorable and exhausting week! Enjoy a little photo journey through our week in California.

TED Active is a much more relaxed setting than the main stage TED event in Long Beach. “The Quad” hosted many meals, discussions and late night events throughout the week of TED Active.

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Hosts Kelly Stoetzel and Rives keep the 800+ TEDActive attendees entertained and directed throughout the week at Palm Springs.

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TEDActive is known for its anti-Theater viewing areas, always complete with bean bags!

 

Organizers from TEDxColumbus & TEDxOhioStateUniversity enjoy a food truck dinner. (from L to R – Julie Columbro and Jordan Edelheit of TEDxOhioStateUniversity, Allyson Kuentz, Ruth Milligan and Judi Stillwell of TEDxColumbus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Milligan and Jordan Edelheit (TEDxOhioStateUniversity) and other TEDx organizers from around the world together with Laura Stein, TEDx Director (center), before going on stage to give a TEDx update at TED.

 

 

 

 

 

We loved the bookstore, curated by past and present TED speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth found some Ohio friends at dinner, David and Luciana from Bath & Body Works!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio was represented on the TED stage when Ruth and Jordan (TEDxMarionCorrectional) shared how TEDx has impacted their lives a session called “Inside TED.” (You can read more about the story on FOLLOW THIS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allyson and Judi were lucky enough to get take a behind the scenes tour of the conference space in Long Beach, CA. Here is Allyson in one of the viewing spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEDx organizers from around the world gathered at a TEDx organizers workshop before the TED conference started. Of all the seats in the theater, Allyson managed to find a little piece of Columbus in the seat right next to her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were a variety of spaces to watch the conference including the “House of Design” which highlighted design innovation sponsored by Lincoln. This space quickly became a favorite gathering spot for attendees to enjoy well into the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Study” was another viewing location which highlighted the latest with the TED ED initiative.