Meeting Notes from April 20 (and Where we Go from Here)

Sincere thanks to everyone who attended our informational meeting Wednesday at the Main Washington Exchange.

Here is our full set of notes from the meeting. To sum up the more important bits:

  • TED corporate needs to hear from the TEDx Buffalo team about our current situation.
  • Kevin Purdy plans to communicate with TED and find out the details of both the TEDx Buffalo licensing and the nature of the 100-person limit.
  • A decision needs to be made about when the next TEDx should be held, on two different fronts:
    • Hold a modest-scale event, sooner rather than later? Or take roughly a year’s time to plan something very notable?
    • Launch the event during what time of year, after waiting how long to apply for a license?

Those are the basic challenges TEDx Buffalo faces at the moment, aside from the (numerous and myriad) nitty-gritty details. Another major aim aired at the meeting was more regular updates on TEDx Buffalo’s progress, posted publicly on the web, and we aim to provide that. We’ll also be cleaning up the site a bit, too.

Thanks again to all those who could make it to Wednesday’s meeting. Interested in seeing what happens next? “Like” TEDx Buffalo on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or email info@tedxbuffalo.com to introduce yourself.

Informal, Informational Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20


It’s time to start working on making TEDx Buffalo a reality in 2011.

This early meeting will be somewhat open-ended, but we’d like to have input on setting up a team, getting the word out, and moving toward a new goal for a TED conference in Buffalo. If you can join us Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., we’ll be at the Main Washington Exchange, an up-and-coming office space, coworking group, and tech incubator at 523 Main St., Buffalo, NY (at the corner of Washington St., across Main from the Hyatt Regal hotel).

Feel free to join us, but if you can’t, we’ll have notes and links up on this site soon after. We’ll also work to get more notice for our first “formal” meeting.