“A wave is an incredibly powerful force, they perfectly encompass what this world so desperately needs, disruption of ideas. When you compare a wave to a movement, a single idea starts off as a ripple. It then begins to take form, growing in energy before it takes off in motion. A wave cannot be stopped. That’s what TEDxAirlie is all about. Making waves or disruption that will positively transform lives.”
TEDxAirlie aims to open minds with inspired ideas. We’re a group of volunteers who are licensed by TED to independently organize TED-like events in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the spirit of TED’s mission, Ideas Worth Spreading, we will host our first TED event in Wilmington, and produce several TED Talks centered around varying themes relevant to our community; We will produce a live, half-day long, 100-person conference in Wilmington where a diverse roster of speakers are recorded giving the Talk of their lives for submission to TED.com. Why do we do this? Because we believe our city’s greatest assets are the ideas and dreams of its citizenry, and we want to be the platform that gives those ideas and dreams a voice.