TEDxBigApple is a New York City-based, independently organized TED program designed to bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At our TEDxBigApple events, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The theme of our inaugural event on February 4, 2012 is Disruptive Ideas in housing, biotech, local spaces, biomimicry, fashion, business and much more. These ideas already are, or soon will, change the lives of the world’s poorest, the visually impaired, the disadvantaged, and the everyday lives of peoples across the world. Our goal with this inaugural event, and subsequent events is to inspire participants to rethink norms, disrupt old habits in big ways and small, and propel positive change in our world. To join the conversation, please register for the event and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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