From the venue to the time, the fifth annual TEDxBuffalo changed things up. From decoding the dreams of the dying to a moving (literally) look at Earth’s 13.8-billion-year history, small acts of kindness to examining community building principles through a children’s TV show, TEDxBuffalo 2015’s speakers used their time on stage to “Illuminate” new ideas to the audience at Babeville.
TEDxBuffalo 2014, our fourth annual event, featured our fantastic speakers sharing their ideas “In Motion” with the audience (and those watching at our remote viewing sites). The day included the creator of a digital machinima opera, a Bollywood dancer and the brains behind the University Heights Tool Library, among many others. And, yes, Lloyd’s and the afternoon cupcake break were back!
The third TEDxBuffalo event saw 15 “Renaissance Citizens” present 14 wonderful talks. Heart bombs, puppets, imaginary science, hubcaps, dinner tables and chiptunes were all discussed in front of a record-sized crowd of 350 people. Also? Afternoon cupcakes.
Our second event brought 10 speakers and two performers together around the idea that “The World in Your Backyard”. A (literal) backyard astrophotographer, a man who saw a new world above his fridge, the start of a global local commerce movement, pop-up playgrounds and more shared, passed and celebrated their ideas among 100 attendees.
The first TEDxBuffalo event filled out a long weekend in Buffalo, with 13 speakers and two performers taking the stage in front of about 100 audience members to present their ideas. Under the theme of “No Permission Necessary”, there were burritos and pulled pork, a morning beer and a stage-diving man in a lobster suit — and a tradition was born.