We just got word via press release that the TEDxAustin talks set to happen in the Austin City Limits KLRU studio on February 20 will be broadcast via free live feed. The talks will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (U.S. central time, which is 4 p.m. to midnight Portuguese time).
The feed will be at http://www.livestream.com/tedxaustin, and is made possible by a sponsorship from theTexas Evening MBA and Texas Executive MBA programs. Texas Ventures and the Texas Advertising Group are sponsoring an overflow room in Gearing 105, where folks can watch the talks on big screens live as a community event.
The independently organized (that’s what the “x” is for) event is boasting that it will feature:
A civic futurist
A sage from the streets
A coastal visionary
An international tastemaker
A digital media seer
A gravity-defying renaissance person
A genetic culturist
A spiritual sparkplug
A world-class social entrepreneur
A dancing storyteller
A voice of hope
While some of these descriptors are pretty vague, we suspect at least a few of these folks will be of interest to digital media types specifically. If the event lives up to the precedent set by TED proper, they should all be of interest generally — disciplinary overlap or not.