Start your journey of 12,300+ with the top 20 TED talks.

Talks on TED.comThere are over 1,300 TED talks online. Combine that with more than 11,000 TEDx videos, (no, that’s not a typo), and the selection is pretty staggering. But have you ever wondered which TED talks get the most play? Well, fear not! TED has compiled a list of the 20 most viewed TED videos on their blog. Take a look at the link below and, while you probably won’t have time to watch all the talks out there, you can at least be sure you’re caught up the the TED top-20.

TEDxNaperville’s Arthur Zards Talks About the Importance of Name Badges

At the TEDx Organizers’ Workshop this February in Palm Springs, Arthur Zards gave a five-minute talk on name badges. In it, Arthur discusses a number of creative approaches to name badgery. Check out the following excerpt from his blog and be sure to attend TEDxSunnyvale on July 21st to receive a customized TEDxSunnyvale name tag of your very own.

What’s XNet President Arthur Zards doing this week?

Well, Arthur is at TEDActive 2012 in Palm Springs, California to inspire minds and exchange ideas worth spreading.  The four-day program features many of TED’s famous 18-minute talks as well as short talks, music, dances, and other surprises.

TEDxNaperville's Arthur Zards shows off his personalized TEDxSunnyvale badgeTEDxNaperville’s Arthur Zards shows off his personalized TEDxSunnyvale badge

An interesting feature of TEDActive is the TEDActive Projects, a central element of the event focusing on having attendees dream, plan, and execute six projects to solve challenging problems and spark initiatives discovered at TED. Assisting in this endeavor are on-site topic experts and facilitators that move discussion and consolidate goals.  Arthur signed up as one of these experts.  His topic – name badges.

A seemingly trivial part to any event or conference, a properly designed and personalized name badge can inspire networking and create conversation between strangers at an event, which is at the core of many conferences and events. Arthur outlines three rules to building a badge that will greatly increase the quality and reputation of an event.

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TEDxSunnyvale: “Embracing Recklessness” – July 21st, 2012

Embracing recklessness

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San Jose, CA, United States
21 July 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2 sessions,
We expect to offer complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries
We will have sandwiches from Togos for lunch, courtesy of TechShop.
We’ll also have soft drinks and water to drink.

The Theme for this event is “Embracing Recklessness”
In our brainstorming for a Theme for our event, we discussed how the culture of Silicon Valley is based on disruption, on taking risks, on sometimes unanticipated game changers. Silicon Valley is one of the few places in the world where trying and failing is celebrated; where somebody who doesn’t have any failures is considered to be not taking enough risks. We want to take this idea to its logical extreme, and see where we all go. So, Embracing Recklessness. It’s mysterious, it’s provocative, and it’s going to be quite a ride.
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TEDxSunnyvaleLive – June 27th

TEDxSunnyvaleLive is a simulcast of one day of TEDGlobal from Edinburgh, Scotland.

We will show all four sessions from Wednesday of TEDGlobal. Due to the eight hour time difference between Edinburgh and Silicon Valley, we will time-shift the sessions here.  REGISTER HERE

We have a stress-free policy for our committee and our attendees. We want to keep the process of attending simple and casual. We know that most people have work commitments, and can’t dedicate a whole weekday, even for a major TED event. So we have an open-door plan.

We’ll start showing Session 4: Globality of TED Global promptly at noon on Wednesday, June 27th. Bring your lunch and join us in the Conference Room at TechShop in San Jose. There is free parking until the lot fills up. Come in when you can, leave when you have to, or stay for more.

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