Have you been on Ted.com before? I came across this article the other day from Chef Dan Barber. The motto of the website is "ideas worth spreading"...it’s so simple yet so profound. Thought up as a way to combine Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED), the site has spread like a wildfire. Envisioned as a way to expand influential and important ideas on a global scale, TED allots speakers up to 18 minutes to give their presentations. Since its original inception, TED now holds multiple conferences, including one solely focusing on how women are reshaping the world, along with independently organized events called TEDx, a Fellows Program, and a $100,000 Ted Prize award each year to one person to see their wish become a reality.
If you haven’t checked out the site yet, you are truly missing out! They have a long list of presentations given over the years, with the list of themes expanding to business, science, culture, arts and global issues.
Here is a great talk from Ann Cooper, a chef, author and educator advocating for local, organic, and sustainable food, especially in what we serve to our youth. Please take the time to watch it and hopefully you will see it as an idea worth spreading.