You've heard of TED, the non-profit, global phenomenon devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Its goal? To make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. A TEDx event is a local version of TED – a community-planned series of conversations on multiple issues, featuring a diverse range of voices. The Barrington Area Library is pleased to announce that it is hosting its first-ever TEDx event on Thursday, October 1, beginning at 7 PM.

Come and hear:

Sarah Bealles, President and CEO of JourneyCare
Dominic Green, Co-founder and co-owner of The Gentleman Farmer
David Hirsch, Founder of Illinois Fatherhood Initiative and Director at Private Banking USA
Michael Miles, Co-founder of INCubatoredu, Founder of SeatonCorp

Be inspired by these fascinating speakers, be energized by the conversation generated from their ideas. Join us for this ground-breaking experience! Free but limited to only 100 attendees – register today. Refreshments. Meeting Room.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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