SAN FRANCISCO—Organizers of TEDx GoldenGate Park have confirmed Oct. 9, 2013, as the date for a regionally hosted version of the popular TED conference. This independently produced event, called The Passion Project, is operated under license from TED, and will be held at the de Young Museum.
The conference will feature approximately 12 intriguing thinkers, innovators, educators, philosophers and scientists who bring their unique expertise and passionate commitment to such diverse fields as molecular biology, architecture, cognitive science, sexual education, and emotional intelligence, to name just a few. They will share their inspiring stories, and relate how they realized their ideas through passion, persistence, and patience. In addition to the talks, there will be breakout sessions with the other attendees and speakers to discuss various topics and explore ideas.
Joining this group of passionate professionals is Dr. Sadie Allison, one of American’s foremost sexual and relationship experts. As founder and CEO of Tickle Kitty Inc. and bestselling author of an acclaimed series of award winning sexual self-help books, Dr. Sadie has helped thousands of men and women embrace and optimize their sexuality. Her unique brand of down to earth, no nonsense advice works, and her passion for helping others is contagious.
Sexual passion is Dr. Sadie’s area of expertise. But as a member of the TEDx Passion Project Panel, she will share her unique personal history, and how her desire to give of herself, against all odds took passionate, fearless giving to new heights and altered the course of her life.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the TEDx Passion Project, and I’m really looking forward to sharing how passion has shaped my personal and professional life.” she says. She’ll delve into the obstacles and prejudices she faced, and challenge the audience to look at fearless giving as a new paradigm for sustainable change in a world that desperately needs hope and help.
TED was founded in 1984; the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual TED conference brings together some of the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx where x = independently organized.
For more on TEDx, visit TEDxGoldenGatePark.org.
For more on Dr. Sadie, visit TickleKitty.com.