From Part 1:

Events under the TEDx license must show talks from TED for 25 percent of their total “stage time.” Far from being a burden, this rule gives the organizers two key things: a bit of breathing room, and a neat chance for a grown-up version of show-and-tell.

The mastermind behind our TED video selections is Carl Skompinski. Carl is involved in many, many events and organizations around Western New York, and is a bona fide student of TED Talks. He viewed and reviewed more than 100 talks this year to choose about 18 of them, of which we only used about seven. The talks Carl chose alternately complement our speakers and fill in subject areas that year’s TEDxBuffalo did not directly address. Carl’s a heck of a guy.

Onto the videos. We shall post them here, in rough order of appearance at our 2013 event, a few at a time, while we await the final edits of our own speakers.

How To Tie Your Shoes:

Terry Moore found out he’d been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way.

Note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from the TED stage, in 2005!

How To Use One Paper Towel:

How to use a paper towel. Two words: Shake, Fold.

Stay Tuned!

TEDxBuffalo videos and more TED videos are on the way!