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, October 2, 2010

TEDxNewYork: get friendly with TEDxGotham

We're going to mix and mingle and watch and talk (and what the heck hows about we have a drink too?)...

Join us for the first-ever TEDxNY/TEDxGotham TEDTalks screening party! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow NYC TEDxers/TEDsters, to experience a TEDTalk in a group, and to find out how you can get involved.

Drinks and Socializing*: 7p.m.-8p.m.
TEDTalks video screening & discussion: 8 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Drinks and Socializing*: 8:45 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

*extended happy hour cash bar till 9:00 p.m./no entry fee

To register, click here!

TEDxNewYork 10/01/10 Ellen Gustafson (2010)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This week: we're on at 4pm

For those of you who've been double checking - yes, we're on tomorrow (Friday, October 1st) at 4pm instead of the usual time.

See you then!

Friday, September 17, 2010

TEDxNewYork upcoming calendar

Hello All,

As you may have noticed, our weekly gatherings have been weathering some drastic time and date challenges. We've been working very hard with the volunteers and donated space to accommodate everything as best as we absolutely can. We're not perfect, but we have aspirations. We trust you understand there are many factors we have to deal with.

The good news is we have a calendar for the next 6 weeks! Whew! We're trying to secure Fridays from here until forever but when we can't, we play it old school and go back to Tuesday mornings.

**Tuesday at 10am September 21st
Friday at 1pm October 1st
Friday at 1pm October 8th
**Tuesday at 10am October 12th
Friday at 1pm October 22nd
Friday at 1pm October 29th

Thanks everyone!

Monday, September 13, 2010

TEDxScrambled (no TEDxNY this week 9/17)

Hello Friends,

Due to the facts that our awesome meeting space is graciously donated entirely for free we ran into a calendar kink and are unable to have TEDxNY this week. No is more sorry than I.

HOWEVER we are deep in conversations to hammer down future dates with nails, glue, screws and clamps just to be sure so that we will be golden for the near and distant future. Then, we'll be able to publish upcoming dates and the (RARE) changes in the future. That's better for everyone.

In the mean time, have a lovely week, enjoy each other's company and the weather and do something nice when no one's looking, because it's fun.

Be well, see you & see you soon.

TEDxNewYork 09/10/10 Robert Thurman (2009)

So, we had an interesting gathering this past week as a/v issues took the "technology" out of Technology Entertainment Design, so we were all forced to... talk to each other. O heavens forfend! No, wait, we do that every week...

So we talked before the talk instead of talking after the talk which was fun though the conversation structure was very different. Plus, we talked more after too.

I'm putting the request out here for anyone who had something they wanted to share from that (a website, a book, an idea) to post it in the comments here. There were a lot of ideas worth repeating.

Then, we watched this:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bonus TED Activity on Thursday evening

TEDxNY is on for this coming week, Friday, 1-2pm.

ADDITIONALLY there's this, with our fellow TEDsters of NYC...


Announcing an unofficial and improvised TED-flavored meet-up on the new public Lincoln Center Lawn on Thursday, September 9. The meet-up starts about an hour before sunset and goes until they kick everybody off. Come join us for friends, fun and back-to-school sympathy. Please consider bringing at least two of the following: a little drink, a little food (maybe apples and honey for a sweet Rosh Hashanah?), a musical instrument, a spouse, a lover, a pal, a stranger, your kids, your folks, your posse, not your doggy (sorry!), a TED Talks fan, an activity, a talent and a beach towel and/or picnic blanket worth spreading.

This message is being sent out to New Yorker buddies old and new from among TED, TEDActive, TEDxEast, TEDxGotham, TEDxBrooklyn, TEDED, JED and anyone else we can think of. If you feel like we've missed somebody, absolutely pass it along. TED virgins and walk-ins encouraged. Please feel free to tweet this notice, post it, blog it or link to it here. No RSVP, no questions, no nuthin'--just come if you can, when you can. If it rains...that SUCKS.

--Amy (TED Prize Director), Kelly & Rives (TEDActive co-hosts)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

no TEDxNewYork on the 3rd, yes on the 10th

Hello all,
As it turns out, we won't be having a TEDxNY this coming Friday, but we'll be back on the 10th. In the mean time, YOU have a great long holiday weekend, okay? See you soon (but not as soon as we'd like)!

Monday, July 26, 2010

TEDxNewYork 7/26/10 Dan Pink (2009 Global)

Tangental side note... Mr. Pink & Sir Robinson are doing this in November. This is not an official endorsement, just an event brought to my attention by @dcinc66, curator of TEDxNYEducation.

Check it out:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Updates... yes, we're still on, yes, our website needs some work...

Sorry for the lag. We're trying to improve. We do improve on a weekly basis in a very REAL way. In this virtual world... we're a bit behind. But we've got some help now and what was that line...? "I get by with a little help from my friends..."

Thanks for your patience!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Special Screening on Wednesday (Tuesday's TEDxNY is still on the schedule.)

There will be a special screening of The Cove this Wednesday, April 14th, from 6-8pm, followed immediately by specialist Dr. Diana Reiss.

This event requires an RSVP! Please email TRAINING@GREY.COM if you would like to attend.

Dr. Diana Reiss

Diana Reiss, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, Hunter College.
Diana earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Communication Science from Temple University and is an internationally recognized researcher in animal cognition and communication.

Her research focuses on marine mammal cognition and communication, comparative animal cognition, and the evolution of intelligence. Her work also involves the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals. In 1982, she developed a laboratory at Marine World in California, where she investigated the nature of dolphin communication and cognitive abilities. She was one of the scientists instrumental in the campaign to protect dolphins from being killed in tuna nets that resulted in the labeling of "dolphin safe" tuna. In addition, she was a scientific advisor on the Emmy award-winning documentary, The Cove, a founder of the Center of Animal Intelligence at the National Aquarium, and a co-founder of Thinking Animals, Inc. which will bring scientists from around the country to New York for a public symposium on animal Cognition and Behavior in May 2011.

Diana's work has been published in numerous international scientific journals and book chapters and has been featured in many television science programs, included Nature, National Geographic, Wild Kingdom, the Today Show and several BBC nature shows.

Monday, March 15, 2010

We're back! March 16th

Please RSVP to:


to attend tomorrow, March 16th.

See you soon!

The TEDxNY crew

Monday, March 1, 2010

TEDxNY cancelled 3/2 & 3/9

Sadly, due to technical difficulties (ie construction in our meeting hall at Grey) TEDxNY is cancelled for the dates of 3/2/10 & 3/9/10.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CAMEO at TED2010: TEDxNY (that's you!)

yo! short video on TED mainstage about the TEDx program. the video that rattled through the many faces of TEDx events all around the world in 90 seconds. but i saw you!!! you, my friends were there... because you are there. here. at TEDxNY week after week we get together and watch and talk.

i gave a talk about running TEDxNY the day before TED started, in the pre-conference programs where we get nitty-gritty-- TEDsters talking to TEDsters before we sit and get quiet to watch the amazing 40 speakers on the main stage. in a way, that's kinda like what we do at TEDxNY. we listen but we talk too.

my talk was called "Curating the Conversation" and in 3 min i had to break down what it is we do every week. we watch a TEDtalk and then we listen to each other. i am so happy to share the job with Don of wrangling strangers together to bring your wisdom out of hiding in your brains and into the world. your ideas. worth spreading.

i got to end my talk with this very simple thought. every week i am lucky to be in the room with you all and encourage an environment of respectful sharing of ideas. i love it dearly. but if i am a curator, you, my friends are the art, you make the art.

take a moment to stand back and look at yourselves. i do. it's a beautiful view. and you are the idea worth spreading, TEDxNY is the best idea i could bring to TED2010.

grateful, humbled,
(sappy) chel

Something that hit my radar today...


First off, TEDActive 2010...

So, my friends, I find myself in Palm Springs again this year. It is awesome. I want to share it all with you. And there is much I can when we get back... In the mean time I wish I had the energy to live-blog more. Someone whose microblog that is very play-by-play is this awesome dude named Ash:

Follow him, head to that url...

more later,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We're off the second week of February 2010

Unfortunately, we won't be able to host TEDxNY the second week of February. Sorry, no TEDxNewYork on 2/9/10.

We'll be back soon!

Be well,
Don & Chel

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TEDxNewYork 01/19/10 Stephen Petranek (2004)

The Stephen Petranek TED talk we watched this week was on disc from 2004 and is not at this time available online. You can find out more about him here:

The punch line of this is that while the talk we watched was about 10 things to be optimistic about, the only one he has online is on the 10 ways the world might end.

TEDxNewYork 01/12/10 Barry Schwartz (2009)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TEDxNewYork 01/05/10 Eleni Gabre-Madhin (2007)

The organization of which she speaks is here:

A little news since her talk is available on the TEDblog.

And PBS did a piece on her work as well, approximately two years further down the line.

TEDxNewYork 12/22/09 William McDonough reprise & John Forte introduction

To ring out 2009, a little green cheer:

A reprise of William McDonough and a new song by John Forte.