TEDx Naperville 2012
[I've] been watching TED videos for a few years now. Finally get to participate and enjoy the thoughtful presentations in person. The sharing of ideas is a powerful thing and I take every chance I can get to do it.
- TEDxNaperville 2012 Attendee
TEDxNaperville 2012 was conducted at the Grounds for Hope Cafe where 18 of the brightest individuals from around the area came to share their ideas worth spreading through TEDTalks, musical performances, and visual experiences. This year, the event focused on pushing interactivity and networking. TEDxNaperville Adventures were implemented this year to give attendees an entirely new, holistic TED experience – think of field trips for adults, including special tours of Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, Naperville’s Century Walk, and a “how-to” on book publishing from Naperville’s Sourcebooks. Speakers this year included internationally acclaimed musical duo Ian & Ani, Fermilab theoretical astrophysicist Dan Hooper, and Olympic silver medalist John Coyle.