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TEDx Grand Rapids kicks off launch party tuesday

TEDx Grand Rapids strives to spread ideas through through community interaction beginning with their launch party. The launch party is Tuesday, February 4 6-8 p.m. at the Woodbridge N. Ferris building of Kendall College Art and Design.

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More information about TEDx Grand Rapids can be found on their website.

On Tuesday, February 4, TEDx Grand Rapids will be hosting its 2014 launch party. The launch party is from 6-8 p.m. at the Woodbridge North Ferris building, located at Kendell College of Art and Design. The theme of TEDx GR 2014 will be announced. It is also an opportunity to mingle with organizers and attendees of the TEDx Grand Rapids community.

TEDx is a program that allows third parties to organize independent TED-like events internationally. It gives communities a chance for TED experiences on a local level. Grand Rapids is one of ten TEDx events scheduled in Michigan for 2014. Bill Holsinger-Robinson is the lead TEDx GR organizer.

“The launch party is an opportunity to reconnect with both new and old members of the TEDx Grand Rapids community. Being an all-volunteer organization, the kind of effort that we take to pull that event off unfortunately precludes us from having a tight connection with the community year round so this is one of our fun opportunities to start this conversation around thinking differently in West Michigan and preparing for the event,” says Holsinger-Robinson.

Proceeds of the TEDx GR launch party are used to fund their Livestream for Education program. The program gives TEDx GR the ability to subsidize the micro-events for teachers and students in area schools. Livestream for education will serve about 1,500 educators and students this year.

Community member can attend the launch party by R.S.V.P at their website. There is a five dollar cover. 


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