The TED Talks are coming to Anacostia with a diverse panel of DC's business leaders prepared to discuss innovation and Anacostia's emerging creative economy.
I am really excited to see Mazi Mutafa discuss his inspiration to establish the hip-hop based education organization Words, Beats and Life. Mazi has sponsored numerous outreach efforts East of the River and helped erect the mural on MLK JR. Avenue SE.
The TED talks explore the idea generation process for organizations like Words, Beats and Life reinforcing that a creative economy must match a neighborhood's fluid identity. This ultimately gives residents an opportunity to explore business ideas without the fear of failure and present opportunities for intellectual curiosity.
To learn more about TEDxWDC visit their website, www.ted.com and get your tickets early!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)
The Innovation Box
2012 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020