DETROIT — TEDx is returning to Detroit.
TEDx Detroit — part tech expo, part art festival, part conference, part revival — will be held Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Optimistic thinkers and doers in the fields of technology, education, design — hence the name — along with business, education and community service, will speak in a daylong celebration of all things cool.
Tickets are now on sale for $75 through Aug. 8 at www.tedxdetroit.com/attendees.
Organizers also announced that the call for speakers at the event is now open. You can submit your idea worth spreading online at www.tedxdetroit.com/speakers.
Sponsorships are also still available. If this might be a fit for your company or organization, email Charlie Wollborg, TEDxDetroit curator and social media guru, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TED was founded in 1984 as a one-time event in California that featured one of the first demonstrations of the Macintosh computer, along with a demo of the compact disc, the e-book, and cutting-edge 3D graphics from Lucasfilm. It wasn’t held again until 1990, but it has become an annual event since. In 2001, TED was acquired by internet journalism entrepreneur Chris Anderson. And in 2009, TED agreed to allow conferences in other cities to use its name, as “TEDx(city name).” TEDx events can be organized by anyone who obtains a free license from TED, agreeing to follow the principles of the original.