I've been a fan of the TED conference for a long time. They're close to the modern equivalent of a liberal arts education. I've often thought that Orlando could support its own version of TED and now it will. You can now purchase tickets for TEDxOrlando taking place on November 13th.
The 'x' indicates that this is an independently organized TED event, but it follows the rules set up by the TED conference organizers to make it a very similar style event. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $62.50 and they're expecting about 250 attendees. There are a limited number of scholarships available.
Right now they have 9 presenters signed up. Everything from a nuclear physicist to an artist, historian, and musician. I most definitely plan to attend, just have to scrape up the fee. I'm digging in the couch folds right now. How about you?