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TEDGlobal talk at Eccles on Wednesday

In its eighth year, TEDGlobal celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity from around the world. It is the first time the conference has headed south of the equator in search of fresh thinking from emerging geographies – and it is the first time Park City has joined the conversation. TEDGlobal 2014 South! focuses on the Global South’s rise in influence and power, plus relevant stories from the rest of the world served in bite-sized, yet in-depth, presentations: three- to 18-minute talks, music and performance. On tap for the Rio conference are filmmakers, astronomers, researchers, activists, artists, environmentalists, scientists experts on the cutting edge of their fields. In between webcasts of these world-renowned speakers and performers, Eccles Center audience members will have pause to engage in discussion about the issues ranging from "Urban Canvas" to "Empowering Tech" to "Basic Needs."

TED, an acronym for technology, entertainment and design, began in 1984 with the mission of creating "ideas worth spreading." Since then, leaders from all walks of life have entered the TED fold and the scope of the project has moved beyond a bi-annual conference of the world’s best and brightest. Today, an array of conferences and programs, such as community-based TEDx or TEDGlobal, expand the TED mission. Like the original TED conference, these satellite events are designed to bring people together and stimulate meaningful conversation as well as innovation.

"This is a remarkable opportunity for Park City community members to take part in a global dialogue," explains PCI Executive Director Teri Orr. "Committing one day to sharing ideas is just the beginning of the discussion, which we hope to continue in days, weeks, months and years to come."

TEDGlobal 2014 (Park City) is a one-day event, which is part live-streamed webcast and part local conference geared toward creating local-to-global dialogue. PCI will host the simulcast at George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd.) from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required, and seating is limited to 200 Park City Institute members. Memberships start at $30. For information or to register, please call 435-655-3114 or visit EcclesCenter.org.

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