via “With Live Speakers and Simulcast, Local TEDx Event Expands Scope of First TEDWomen Conference” by Anna Sekula (December 12, 2010)
To continue the conversation taking place at TEDWomen, New York Women Social Entrepreneurs hosted a roundtable following the conclusion of TEDx636EleventhAve on Wednesday night, with the topic “Building on TED and the TEDWomen Conference: How Can We Make Conferences More Inclusive Spaces?” In addition to looking at alternative models that could complement TED conferences and add to the experience, attendees also spoke of the need to push for greater integration of women at all TED events. The topic has already been broached by many, including Salon.com editor in chief Joan Walsh, who was invited to speak at TEDWomen, but declined.
Nonetheless, Oberti Noguera is invigorated by the open forum TED conferences and the TEDx program provides. “I hope that TEDx starts and continues to inspire TED, that these grassroots, bottom-led TEDx events influence TEDGlobal,” she said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what the conversation is now that TEDWomen is over and hear from the organizers who held a TEDx event around TEDWomen.”