Many of you have heard of the TED phenomenon and perhaps experienced TEDxABQ or a similar event — but if not, TED (short for Technology, Entertainment & Design) brings together world class speakers for a high profile conference event to share ideas and information ‘worth spreading’. See hours of fantastic video from previous events at:

“TEDx” refers to independently organized local events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDx events, video from TED and live speakers are brought together to inspire and spark discussion. TEDxAcequiaMadre will take place at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design on May 26th, and the time to apply for a speaker slot is NOW. Sign up at

The spirit of TED is also statewide with the TEDxNM Meetup Group. Sign up there for information about events throughout the region — and you can even suggest your own.

And finally – for now – don’t forget to visit TEDxABQ for updates on all things TED and news about their third big event this September.

Events like these have been instrumental in connecting some of the great talent and communities throughout New Mexico – we hope you’ll participate!