Weekend Voting Takes TED’s Main Stage
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Attendees at the TED conference, “the place for glimpses into the future,” according to the Wall Street Journal, got an up close and personal look at the work we do here to increase American voter turnout when my talk was played on the main stage yesterday in Long Beach. It was quite a journey to make it happen, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a dream come true for me and my colleagues here to get our message out to some of the brightest thinkers on the planet.
Here’s how it happened: for the second year in a row I was lucky enough to attend TED Active, the Palm Springs satellite feed of the TED conference, and this year I was invited to give a talk about Why Tuesday. So I did — when else — on Tuesday, the opening day of the conference. And yesterday, on the final day of the conference, Chris Anderson introduced my talk — selected by his team — to the audience in Long Beach. Take a look at some of the tweets and photos from my talk.
Me giving the talk in Palm Springs on Tuesday:
Some Twitter reaction:
— TEDActive (@TEDActive) February 28, 2012
Why do we vote on Tuesday’s?A dumb law that should be changed. Join in get involved. It’s a bill! #TEDActive
— Lisa VanRosendale (@lvanrosendale) February 28, 2012
Photos from yesterday’s rebroadcast of the speech on the main stage in Long Beach, with audience reaction shot:
And tweets about the talk:
Dude just did #TED talk about moving voting day from Tuesday to Saturday to increase ridiculously low US voter turn-out. I’m a huge fan!
— Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) March 2, 2012
— Adam Ostrow (@adamostrow) March 2, 2012
— Stephen DeBerry (@stephendeberry) March 2, 2012
— rachelsklar (@rachelsklar) March 2, 2012
Hopefully we’ll have video to share with you soon. In the mean time, if you haven’t yet, please sign our petition to get involved in our movement. And thank you to Chris Anderson, Kelly Stoetzel, Nick Weinberg and the entire TED team for making the talk possible.