This speaker and this TED-sponsored talk was one of the inspirations for the genesis of TEDxScottAFB. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) provides airmen of all ranks a guide to further their education and expertise. The CSAF’s most recent guide (2012) was the first to include TED briefs.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxScottAFB, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxScottAFB event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.