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San Francisco and Silicon Valley Clamor for Big Names and Big Ideas to Share, TEDx SF Gathering Sells Out in Just Ten Days and Adds Livestreaming


More than 300 people will descend upon the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to attend TEDx SF’s sold out event. The event, centered on Creativity and Reinvention, sold out in record time. To accommodate the thousands interested in seeing the conference packed with big thinkers, TEDxSF has added a live web stream that will begin at 4:30 p.m.

San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2009 --(PR.com)-- On Tuesday, more than 300 people will descend upon the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to attend TEDx SF’s sold out event. TEDx SF is an independent offshoot of the well known Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) organization.

The event, centered on Creativity and Reinvention, sold out in record time. To accommodate the thousands interested in seeing the conference packed with big thinkers, TEDxSF has added a live web stream that will begin at 4:30 p.m. at www.tedxsf.org. The TEDxSF event is scheduled for November 17, 2009 at the California Academy of Sciences from 4:00 to 9 p.m.

“We were thrilled with the overwhelming response to the TEDx SF program and are equally excited to announce that the event will be webcast live. Overnight, the show goes from an intimate San Francisco venue to an international event where anyone interested can attend by simply visiting www.tedxsf.org,” said Michael Levit, co-founder of the San Francisco-based independent group and Executive Vice President at Vendio. “Also, we encourage those interested in attending future events to register as TEDxSF members at www.tedxsf.org. We are already working on our next event scheduled for April 2010. It will continue with the tradition of fresh talks from front line thinkers.”

TEDxSF has drawn crowds in part due to the outstanding lineup of speakers and the promise of unveilings to come in true TED tradition. Award winning Cellist Zoe Keating will kick off the event. TEDxSF Creativity’s amazing line up of speakers includes Phil Hettema, a leader in experiential entertainment, who will explore “Immersion, Engagement, Storytelling, & Creativity.” Joining Phil, Dr. Sam Wang from Princeton will explore “Willpower.” Walter McGuire, who led the Earth Day and Flex Your Power campaigns, will “Shock the Social Contract” and award-winning photojournalist Doug Menuez will present “Fearless Genius: How Silicon Valley Innovation Transformed the World.”

World-class San Francisco musician and TED Global Fellow Meklit Hadero will grace the TEDxSF stage along with Nancy Conrad of the Conrad Foundation who will feature winners of the Foundation’s prestigious award in science, technology, engineering and math. Ryan Wyatt, the head of scientific visualization at the Cal Academy’s Planetarium will continue the Creativity theme, stretching the audiences mind out of this world.

For more information on the event, to watch it live online and to register for TedxSF, visit www.tedxsf.com.

About TEDxSF
TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design - three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDxSF seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a regional level, bringing together innovators and inspirational speakers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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