TED comes to Philly

    What do a poet, a software designer, and a beer brewer have in common?

    Each will speak at the TEDx conference – the first ever held in Philadelphia – Thursday at the Kimmel Center.

    The now famous conference of innovators from all walks of life started in 1984 as a sort of brain storming session (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design).  It’s hosted everyone from tech gurus Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to musicians David Byrne and Annie Lennox.  It seems like anyone who has something to say is welcome at TED.

    The independently organized Philadelphia session features only local innovators.  They include, to name a few, Michael Solomonov, owner of the modern Israeli restaurant Zahav; West Philadelphia High School Hybrid X team founder Simon Hauger; and Philadelphia Public Art Project creator Zoe Strauss.

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