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.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

interstitial: Ray Zahab

Set world record to reach the south pole, and did it on feet, not skiing.
Also ran across the Saharan desert, which taught him about the water crisis and the need for education.
The entire South Pole adventure was digitally interactive and online. Students were asking them questions and they were answering. I'd give you a list of his examples but I bet I can find that website for y'all later.
"What I take from these journeys is that everything is possible. I only learned this from the past 5 years of experiences and I'm forty. Can you imagine hearing this at 13 and believing it."

"You're crazy. In a really beautiful way." -Chris Anderson

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