TEDx, the independent TED event series is coming to Caltech in January. TEDx events are inspired by TED and use the same plans and speaking formats. I'm surprised I haven't heard more buzz about this event. I wasn't able to get into TEDxUSC, the first of the TEDx events. I'll be volunteering for the event and hope to see you there!
Will we see coverage of Feynman's vision of the "race to the bottom" -- his challenge to his engineering and scientist peers to work together and compete to see how small we can go in nanotech. Will anyone from Professor Tai's micro-machine lab be speaking? I'm sure we'll see interesting wetware - bio/cs/eng research, given the Institute's focus on Bio over the past decade.
You won't know until you go! (Or until you check the speakers tab)
Feynman's Vision -- The next 50 years.
TEDxCaltech is a community of people who are passionate about sharing "Feynman’s Vision: The Next 50 Years." If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, complete and submit the application below. Due to limited venue space, we cannot approve all applicants instantaneously. If you are approved, you will receive an email shortly either inviting you to register for the event, or letting you know that you are on the waiting list. The registration fee is $25 for Caltech students; $65 for Caltech faculty, staff, postdocs, alumni and JPL; and $85 for all others. The all-inclusive day will begin with breakfast and will be punctuated with generous breaks for food and conversation with fellow attendees. It promises to be an exciting and entertaining intellectual adventure—a time to unplug from the day-to-day routine. You won’t want to miss a minute!
Registration opens at 8:00 am, doors open at 9:30 am, talks conclude at 6:00 pm and will be followed by a reception. Parking is free.