Sklar Speaks at TEDx Herndon
TED was founded in 1984, and the annual conference series began in 1990. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but has since broadened its focus to include talks on scientific, cultural and academic topics. This was the first TEDx to be hosted in Herndon.
At a TEDx event, Herndon is where high tech meets hometown, where the arts and technology intersect.” Also attending the presentation was Herndon’s Vice Mayor, Jennifer Baker.
Many of 15 persons participating in the presentations were residents of Northern Virginia. Within a set amount of time, each of the speakers shared a story. The presentations ranged from a variety of topics, including Louise Edsall’s discussion on the value of honeybees, Tom “Tattoo Tom” Mitchell’s journey to promote childhood cancer awareness, and Scott Sklar’s presentation on the future of personal energy use.