Fun and nerdy field trips: TEDx Adventures take to the streets

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A TEDx'er tests drives Netra, a portable device for eye tests,  on a TEDx Adventure to the MIT Media Lab. Photo: John Werner A TEDx’er test drives Netra, a portable device for eye tests, on a TEDx Adventure to the MIT Media Lab. Photo: John Werner

This week, we’ve launched a new blog: TEDx Innovations. It’s a space for TEDx organizers to share their passion and ingenuity, to reveal the things they’re trying at their events and the ways they’re evolving this global platform before our eyes. Bookmark it and look for lots more to come.

Mastering the physics behind sailing in the Boston Harbor; mapping the brain in a neuroscience lab; learning to blow glass in a glass arts studio — these are all part of an initiative piloted by TEDxBeaconStreet organizer John Werner called TEDx Adventures.

TEDx Adventures encourages TEDx communities to plan fun (and nerdy) field trips to bring individuals out of a theater and into their communities, coming into contact with the people, places and ideas transforming the place they call home. Before…

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