FVCC, Flathead High School to Host 2nd Annual ‘Best of TED Fest’

Free event is open to the public and will feature exceptional TED Talks

By Beacon Staff

Flathead Valley Community College’s Entrepreneurship Center and Flathead High School’s International Baccalaureate Programme are presenting the 2nd Annual Best of TED Fest, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in FVCC’s Arts and Technology Building. This free event is open to the public and will feature exceptional TED Talks and an opportunity for community dialogue.

TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED originally started as a four-day conference in California in 1984 and has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading entrepreneurial thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in generally18 minutes or less. Talks are then made available to the public for free at TED.com.

The theme of this year’s Best of TED Fest focuses on selective awareness, i.e., what humans choose to see and not to see. One of the featured Talks, “The Dangers of ‘Willful Blindness,’” highlights the travesty that befell residents of Libby as a result of decades of asbestos poisoning from the local vermiculite mine.

In addition to viewing the featured TED Talks, attendees will have a chance to exchange ideas with others in small group discussions.

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