|TED 2012: Full Spectrum, live in Long Beach |
and simulcast to TEDActive in Palm Springs.
Yeah...that. Allow me to let you in on a little secret: what happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens TEDActive ends up on Twitter. And Facebook. And Instagram. And Pinterest.
As it should be, really. TED's tagline is "Ideas Worth Spreading." The beauty of TEDActive is that you never know if that idea is going to come from one of the mainstage talks in Long Beach, from a TEDYou talk here in Palm Springs, during a picnic basket lunch with new friends, or during a late night fire pit conversation with old TEDsters.
Today was the first day of TED 2012 talks. I'm not gonna lie, it felt a little like Christmas morning when I woke up -- but instead of presents, we were all getting new TED talks. When Chris Anderson took the stage and said, "It's time for TED," cheers and whoops simultaneously went up in Long Beach and Palm Springs (where we're watching the simulcast of the mainstage talks in more relaxed, chill, laid back environs).