On April 16, 2010, the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program will be hosting TEDx Seattle at the Pacific Science Center. This regional event, independent from but endorsed by TED, aims to “bring together great minds in creativity, scholarship, and entrepreneurship to discuss the possibilities and prospects of social development enhanced through information technologies.” The theme of the conference is “Convening Community Through Social Technologies: Stories from Puget Sound to Cape Town.”
A limited number of tickets are now available. To apply for one, go to http://tedxseattle.com/attend/. Attendees will be selected by lottery and notified on or about March 24.
Confirmed speakers at TEDx Seattle include award-winning science fiction author Greg Bear, Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, acclaimed photographer Amanda Koster, and Fiona Lee, the Africa Project Manager for Google.