TEDxMarionSquareLive to host TED 2013 webcast; Registration Now Open for Free Event

CHARLESTON, SC – January 22, 2013 – The organizers of TEDxMarionSquare, an independently organized event licensed by TED featuring the region’s leading thinkers, innovators, artists, philosophers and entertainers, announced today that they have been approved to live stream sessions from TED 2013, taking place in Long Beach, California. TEDxMarionSquareLive will take place at the downtown Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street.

Attendees will be able to see different speakers across four separate blocks of time during the two days. The speaker line up to name a few includes: Danny Hillis, computer theorist; BLACK, yo-yo champion; Lesley Parks, public arts instigator; Taylor Wilson, nuclear scientist; Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur; Jack Andraka, cancer detector inventor; Stewart Brand, environmentalist and futurist; Dong Woo Jang, bow designer; Barb Stuckey, food creator; Ron Finley, renegade gardener in south central Los Angeles; and Kate Stone, shepherd of electrons.

The sessions will be as follows:

Session 1.      Disrupt!    February 27 at 11:30am – 1:15pm
Session 2.      Dream!     February 27 at 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Session 3.      Create!     February 28 at 10:00am – 11:45am
Session 4.      Sustain!    February 28 at 12:30pm – 2:15pm

We’re very pleased to have been approved to host the live webcast from TED 2013: The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered.  This year, TED organizers staged a global talent search to bring together the most remarkable lineup in TED’s history, resulting in the four-day stage program featuring TED’s famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, short talks, video and other surprises. This is a great opportunity for Charleston residents interested in TEDxMarionSquare to see in action the level of thought, entertainment and intrigue the TED format will bring to this city during our own event,” said Edith Howle, curator of TEDxMarionSquare.  TEDxMarionSquare, the first of its kind in Charleston, will be held at PURE Theater in downtown Charleston on May 15, 2013.

Registration to attend the TEDxMarionSquareLive webcasting sessions is now open at http://tedxmarionsquare.com/marion-square-live/.  Attendance is free and registration confirmation for each session will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The public is able to register for each session individually. More information on the sessions can be found here

TEDxMarionSquare is in need of volunteers who can help with registration, event monitors and monitoring the webcast.  Interested persons should apply to volunteer for this or the TEDxMarionSquare event at  TedxMarionSquare.com/volunteer/.