Perhaps this year that wisdom will be dolled out by Sarah Silverman or Temple Grandin, David Byrne or Nathan Myrvold, James Cameron or Benoit Mandelbrot.Rest assured, whoever the source, there will be wisdom dolled out. Not only do I find it inspiring to learn about the trials and triumphs of some of the great thinkers of our day, but I find their diversity of background and opinion invaluable.But don't confuse relatively small and relatively unknown for relatively uninteresting.Since its inception, the TED conference has been an amazing gathering of people across a variety of disciplines (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design).And with the advent of TED's fantastic video destination site and a growing number of enthusiastic boosters, the conference has become much larger and much more influential.It has been a while since I blogged about TED, but I'm going to try to post some thoughts over the course of this week.The winner of the Eliminator would progress to the next round. The challengers in this episode were actually members of the production crew and changed throughout the episode. The headstarts given in the Eliminator were not based on points scored in the events.
When I first started going to TED, it was a relatively small, relatively unknown gathering in Monterey, California.
The series closely resembled the UK series albeit with just four events and the Eliminator.
Fifteen episodes were filmed in a progressive competition at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre between 24 March and 2 April.
Kimberley Joseph and Aaron Pedersen presented the show whilst play by play commentary was by Tony Schibeci.
John Alexander acted as referee and John Forsyth as assistant referee.