First-Ever TEDxTheWoodlands Conference Comes to Lone Star College-Montgomery




On September 24, 2011, TEDxTheWoodlands will take place in Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Music Hall (Building H). The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will bring people together for amazing and inspiring presentations and performances by 14 creative thinkers, innovators and artists from the local area, College Station, Austin and Mumbai. The theme will be “Kaleidoscope Mind – pattern-seeking, playful, multi-faceted”.  
 
Peter Han and Fabian Fernandez-Han, residents of The Woodlands and founder/organizers of TEDxTheWoodlands, are excited about the diverse lineup of speakers/performers slated for the inaugural event.
 
“Our amazing speakers and performers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, yet they all have in common minds that are pattern-seeking, playful and multi-faceted,” said Han. “They have an uncommon ability to draw upon their unique experiences and capabilities in playful and imaginative ways to discern patterns in their lives, to derive meaning from them, and to create new patterns to enrich their world. They all have kaleidoscope minds. They will delight, amaze and inspire the audience with their stories and performances.”
 
The audience will enjoy the following talks and performances: Serendipity, Power of Optimism, The Mind and Music, Creativity in Education, Design Play for Kids in Extreme Environments, A Serpent's Kiss, Preparing Students to Change the World, Augmented Reality, A Bollywood Dance Medley, Demystifying Creativity—You Don’t Have to Be Creative to Be Creative, Composing as Performing, Perfect People Principle, Beyond Comprehension, Simple Modest Creativity and much more.
 
To create an intimate setting for conversation and connections with the speakers and performers, the organizers of TEDxTheWoodlands have limited attendance to only 100 seats.
 
Those interested in attending the TEDxTheWoodlands conference should register via the event website at www.TEDxTheWoodlands.com. The deadline to register is Friday, September 2.
 
There is a nominal donation of $25 to attend the TEDx event, which includes lunch and a variety of gourmet snacks throughout the day. LSC-Montgomery, Central Market HEB Houston and A Sweet Intent are a few of the sponsors for this event.
 
A limited number of individual and corporate sponsorships for this event are still available by contacting Peter Han at TEDxTheWoodlands@gmail.com.
 
For more information on TEDxTheWoodlands, contact Peter Han, event organizer, at TEDxTheWoodlands@gmail.com; or visit www.TEDxTheWoodlands.com. You can also follow the TEDxTheWoodlands event on Twitter at @TEDxWoodlands or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TEDxTheWoodlands.
 
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
 
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
 
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.