TEDxDesMoines was a locally produced version of the TED seminars. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. TED Talks often feature speakers discussing their field of expertise, and videos of TED Talks often go viral online.
The goal of the conference is to talk about ideas worth spreading, and the mission was accomplished in Des Moines, Iowa. If you missed this year's conference, you missed something special
In between guests, Michael C Hall entertained the audience. Each speaker was limited to 18 minutes or less for their talk, and the comedic breaks Michael provided were hilarious.
Because this is how we roll in the Midwest. His speech on starting with change in your neighborhood and city made perfect sense to Iowan's. As farm country, we are known for rolling up our sleeves and getting to work.
The format of TEDxDesMoines encouraged attendees to network, discuss, and imagine
Speaker Ben Milne of Dwolla
explains how technology can layer to save consumers and businesses time and money. Dwolla is a Des Moines-based technology startup that processes credit card payments. Ashton Kutcher is an investor.
The new faces of technology are young, educated, and female.
Brianne Sanchez, TEDxDesMoines volunteer and book club leader
I wasn't sure what TEDxDesMoines was going to be about, but I'm glad I came. It seemed like important people would be there doing important things, and I wanted to be there. Next time, make sure you are too. For more information on TEDxDesMoines, visit the website.