TEDxNewYork is held at GreyNY, 200 Fifth Avenue. We meet every week (mostly) on Fridays now and (mostly) from 1-2pm. We are open to the public. If you want to attend, send a note to admin@tedxnewyork.com (that's Don McKinney & Chel O'Reilly) with your vitals. Our biggest limitation is space so give us plenty of notice and we'll do our best to accommodate. Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

interstitial - Jay Walker

"Let's talk about manias!"

Religious, sports, deadly, entertainment, age--

There's a new mania: learning English.

China will be the biggest English speaking country of the world.

80 million hs students in China take a test that determines the outcome of the direction of their lives and 25% of the grade depends on great English skills.

Is this good?

English is the language of problem solving. Not because we push, but because the world pulls. It is the world looking for a way to join together to solve its common problems.

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