TedXBerkeley, coming Feb. 8: Ideas, inspiration, networking

For the fifth year in a row, thinkers, makers and doers will gather at Berkeley for a full day of idea-swapping, inspiration, entertainment and networking, otherwise known as TEDxBerkeley.

Randy Schekman

Berkeley’s newest Nobel winner, Randy Schekman, will speak at TedXBerkeley 2014. (UC Berkeley photo)

This year’s event is called “Rethink.Redefine.Recreate.” It will be held Feb. 8, starting at 10 a.m. in Zellerbach Hall.

Among those appearing will be advocates, filmmakers, lawyers, singers, techies, executives, a Nobel Prize winner (Berkeley’s Randy Schekman), techies and at least two acrobats.

The entire community  — “students, professors and thought leaders,” according to the TEDxBerkeley — is invited. Tickets cost $30 for current faculty, staff and students; $75 for alums; and $100 for everyone else.

TED, which calls itself “a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading,” started as a four-day conference 25 years ago and has grown into an international forum for generating world-changing initiatives. Its TEDx framework is intended to let people, campuses or other groups to stage events organized around its principles.

The Berkeley event, one of the biggest TEDx events, began in 2010 and is organized by the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association. It attracts more than 1,000 participants yearly. News about the event and promotional codes are being posted on the event’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

More information is posted on the TEDxBerkeley website.

An FAQ is posted here.

Videos from the 2013 TedX Berkeley are posted on YouTube.