All posts by Cynde Cerf

What we are watching on TED

First…a huge thank you to the wonderful individuals who came out to audition this last Saturday to be considered for the next TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary. We were inspired! We look forward to creating this year’s line-up.

Now…while you are waiting for the big announcement, we wanted to share some of our favorite TED Talks. These four talks/performances give us goosebumps, make us pay attention, inspire us to dream and motivate us to dance.

Camille A Brown gives a visual history of social dance in 25 moves

Amanda Palmer pays tribute to David Bowie…with a few special guests

Astronomer Aomawa Shields talks about how we will find life on other planets

Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar tells us what happens in ourĀ brains when we pay attention

Can’t Make Our Audition Day?

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You really want to audition and be considered for our TEDx, but you can't make it on August 5? While we would rather see you live and in person, we don't want you to miss work, your grandma's 90th birthday or the opportunity to audition for the traveling cast of Hamilton.

We will gladly accept a video audition that is no longer than 10 minutes of introduction and presentation. Send us a link to your video on a google drive or dropbox, along with your bio, in an email to by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 4. Include the subject,Ā TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary Audition, in your email.

If we think others will be interested in what you have to say, we will get in touch so you can talk to us in person.