For those of you not familiar with TED, go to the websites TED.com and TEDx. com to learn about this organization. Many personalities much more prominent than I have given these 18 minute TED presentations on an incredible variety of interesting subjects. I referred to a TED speech in my blog post on algae several weeks ago.
In the event, which involved five other speakers, there also were interspersed videos of several famous speakers. My presentation followed a video of Bill Gates(!) speaking about how to solve our energy problems! It was a tough act to follow.
You can see and hear my speech on Youtube or on the TEDx website. TEDx is a sort of subsidiary to TED which is approached by organizations worldwide interesting in hosting an event in accordance with the strict rules applying to these presentations.