Public Invited to Attend Launch of Aerial Sculpture, Mar. 15

A rendering of Janet Echelman’s soon-to-be sculpture

A rendering of Janet Echelman’s soon-to-be sculpture

Join the crowd at the Vancouver Convention Centre grounds on Saturday March 15 to see the launch of Janet Echelman’s incredible aerial sculpture!

Suspended 745 feet across Vancouver’s waterfront, the sculpture will appear to float between a 24-story skyscraper and the Vancouver Convention Center, site of the TED2014 Conference. As the sun sets, Echelman will share details about the sculpture and the Autodesk technology that assisted her in its design, and Aaron Koblin, Google’s Creative Director, will demonstrate how the general public can use the browser on their mobile device to choreograph the lighting onto the sculpture.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre grounds

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Public Invited to Attend Launch of Aerial Sculpture, Mar. 15

Guess who’s coming to TED2014 in Vancouver

Photo credit: pixbymaia | Flickr

Photo credit: pixbymaia | Flickr

Where can you see Bill Gates, astronaut Chris Hadfield, Sting, tech visionary Nicholas Negroponte and an ensemble of intellectuals, pop culture icons and game-changers all on the same stage?

TED2014 in Vancouver, of course.

The lineup for TED2014, the first instalment of the wildly popular conference to be held outside of California, has just been announced.  TED – which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design – premiered 30 years ago and has since become a global phenomenon.  At its heart are brainy, 18-minute mini lectures, delivered by some of the world’s smartest people on just about every topic under the sun.  (To date, TED talks have attracted more than 1-billion views online.)

This is the first of at least two consecutive years that TED will be held in Vancouver, at a special auditorium constructed inside the Vancouver Conference Centre.  If you’re hoping to score tickets to the March 17-March 21 shindig, however, you may be out of luck.  Just 1,200 seats are available and they’re going for $7,500 a pop.  Not to mention, before you even think about buying, you first have to submit a written application explaining why you deserve to attend.

But there’s always YouTube.  The five-day Vancouver conference, titled The Next Chapter, is organized around a series of broad overarching topic areas.  Speakers are grouped into themes ranging from Retrospect to Reshape, Wish, Wired, Hacked, Passion, Unstress, and more.  Here’s a look at the complete lineup at this year’s TED:

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Guess who’s coming to TED2014 in Vancouver