PlanPhilly is a proud partner of TEDxPhiladelphia 2014. This year's theme - the New Workshop of the World - is something we think about often as we write about ways Philly is becoming a better planned, more livable and productive city.
Over the next 10 days look for posts about ways we’re seeing Philly become a New Workshop of the World - from biking to stormwater, education to vacancy - and consider coming along on our TEDx tour. We're also excited to hear how this year's diverse roster of speakers interpret that theme and will share some videos of our favorite talks later this spring.
If you're among the many folks who couldn't snag a ticket for the sold out main event at Temple Performing Arts Center, you're in luck. There are more ways to get in on the action.
WIN FREE TICKETS: We’re doing a last-minute ticket giveaway! We’ve got four tickets to give to you for this sold-out event. This is a flash raffle: We'll draw winners between now and Tuesday who tweet us (@PlanPhilly or @EOTSPhilly) or why they want to go to the main event. [CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS: JENI, GRACE, ROB, and RALPH!]
WATCH ONLINE or IN PUBLIC: On Friday, March 28 you can watch via webcast or at a viewing party around town. (Stay tuned for more details.)
EXPLORE MORE: There are also three adventures that extend the TEDx experience out into the city. We’re co-hosting a tour of South Bank with the University of Pennsylvania as part of TEDxPhiladelphia on Saturday, March 29. We’re excited to showcase South Bank because it is a great demonstration of how Philly’s anchor institutions can leverage their might to foster 21st century economic growth while repurposing relics of the city’s industrial past.
Join PlanPhilly and Penn for a behind-the-scenes tour of Penn's South Bank campus. It's a rare opportunity to see former DuPont labs and meet some of South Bank's current tenants who will exhibit their innovative work. We will visit the PennVet Working Dogs Center, hear about groundbreaking greenhouse research being conducted on plants as shelf-stable incubators for medicine as a cost effective distribution method, and check out flying quad rotors by KMel Robotics who were named Innovators of the Year by Popular Science. Learn about the dynamic activity already going on at South Bank as well as Penn’s emerging plans for this property's transformation into a New Workshop of the World. Light refreshments to follow. Bus transportation provided to and from 36th/Walnut.
TEDxPhiladelphia offers interactive, immersive experiences for all participants. The not-for-profit group, licensed by TED, was created in the spirit of the TED conference and its mission, “ideas worth spreading.” While the 2014 conference is SOLD OUT, audiences everywhere can access a free live video webcast of speaker talks at www.TEDxPhiladelphia.org on March 28 and watch talks year-round after the event.