tedx: “There’s a physicality to a [TEDx event] that you simply can’t replicate in a video. Being surrounded by a few thousand bright minds, all sharing a passion for world-changing ideas, is a humbling, inspiring experience. Seeing your intellectual heroes on stage a few feet in front of you - well, it’s like being at a concert, but for a different kind of rockstar… The thing that strikes me the most about [TEDx] is how empowering it is to all involved. You couldn’t imagine another event where, let’s say, a frustrated call-centre worker with only a few A-levels to her name would have the chance to have dinner with the physicist who announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Or a shy art student from Yorkshire sharing a taxi ride with a world-famous WWE wrestling champion he idolized as a child. We’re all levelled when we share the same passion; ideas worth spreading.”
— From the article "Eating Noodles With Nobel Prize Winners: Why You Should Start a TEDx," at Huffington Post UK by Michael Metcalf, head of media for TEDxSalford.