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The Technology Entertainment and Design conference began in Silicon Valley in 1984, and is now a global phenomenon. Speakers are given 18 minutes max in which to essentially blow your mind. The TED tag line is "ideas worth spreading."

In that spirit, in 2009, TED created a program called TEDx, which allows third party organizations to organize local TED talks. That is what's coming to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday, and Meghna and Anthony will anchor live coverage of the talks starting at 1 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. by a special edition of Radio Boston, in which you can put your own questions and comments to the speakers you've heard.

Matt Saiia, the CEO of the Boston-based collaborative consulting firm Collective Next, and co-founder of TEDxBoston, joined Radio Boston to preview Friday's event.


  • Matt Saiia, CEO, Collective Next; co-founder, TEDxBoston

Friday's event at the Seaport World Trade Center is sold out but WBUR will bring you live coverage starting at 1 p.m.

This segment aired on June 21, 2012.