When you sign up to experience TEDxNaperville, we often pose this or a similar question: What inspires you to attend? Like speakers, attendees come from all walks of life and fields. Some have lots of experience with TED, some have never heard of it, but all attendees are seeking inspiration and refreshing, powerful content. Here are some of our favorite responses. What will yours be? (Note: names have been withheld for privacy.)
It’s a great way to get inspired by really amazing people – a great way to network.
I watch a TED Talk amost every morning to inspire me throughout the day. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day affairs of “survival” and not take the time to think outside-the-box…this gives me [that] opportunity to think outside-the-box.
TEDx seems to attract people who are interested in making a difference in the world. Many great ideas are shared. I want to be part of it all!
I am a license holder of TEDxSalalah, a small city in Oman. Arthur Zards helped me a lot [through the] TEDxCommunity during the organizing [of our own event]. I want to interact with experienced TEDxOrganizers to help [plan] ours better, especially in a community where TEDx is still a very new idea.
I just love knowledge and the possibilities it brings to our race.