Zellerbach Auditorium: venue for Tedx/Berkeley

More than 1,500 people are expected to go to Zellerbach Auditorium on the UC campus on Saturday for the third annual Tedx/Berkeley.

“Inspiring innovation,” is the theme for the daylong conference, which is organized independently from the main TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) held every year around the world.

Speakers include Carl Bass, the CEO of Autodesk, Charles Holt, an actor and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway musicals, Connie K. Duckworth, the founder of ARZU, a nonprofit that helps Afghani women weavers, the journalist David Ewing Duncan, and more. UC Berkeley’s vocal group, DeCadence, will perform.

Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk

“The whole day is supposed to be about innovation,” said Bass, a Berkeley resident. “I’m going to be talking about the speed of innovation and the trends driving it. It’s a wide-ranging talk going from 3D printing to synthetic biology to how Twitter is replacing the New York Times (for me).”

Tickets, which cost $100, are almost sold out. Those not at Zellerbach will be able to watch a live stream of the event.

For more information about the event, visit the Tedx website.

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...