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In its fifth year, TEDxMonterey has become an established and cherished community event in Monterey County, with many people coming year after year to experience and participate in a day on the Monterey Institute campus dedicated to ideas worth spreading. This year over 300 people gathered to explore the theme of “Edges,” with topics ranging from what we know about life on other planets to how to find the sweet spot in a digital world.

The Irvine Auditorium and McCone Building atrium were transformed into kaleidoscopic wonder spaces and audience members were given ample opportunity for networking and conversations during breaks and at the after-party hosted at the Eco-Dome, a sustainable geodesic structure provided by the Eco-Infinity Group. The Eco-Dome served as the hub for activities at TEDxMonterey as well as during Earth Week on the Monterey Institute campus .

TEDxMonterey “Edges” and its presenters received considerable media coverage before the event including features in the Monterey Herald (“TEDxMonterey: Filmmaker seeks answers to Nepalese girl’s suicide”), the Monterey County Weekly (“A scientist-turned-writer battles scientific illiteracy and prepares a talk for TEDxMonterey”), and the Salinas Californian (“TEDx comes to Monterey”). Videos from the event will be posted on the site before the end of the May.

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