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TEDxBuffalo presents No Permission Necessary

Tuesday, October 11

With a long roster of big-name speakers such as Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and even an African Grey by the name of Einstein the Parrot, the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conferences have become somewhat of a global cultural icon. Their objective to inspire and empower is aptly represented in their slogan: “ideas worth spreading.” Now, under the banner of “No Permission Necessary” the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College will host the first-ever TedxBuffalo conference, a local, independently organized offshoot of the original TED talks, on Tuesday (Oct 11). With speakers from various disciplines including small-scale business, smartphone app technology, environmental technology, and even artisanal dairy farming, the nonprofit event covers an impressive range of real-world out-of-the-box thinking. Approximately 100 invited participants will attend in person, with satellite viewing parties to take place free of charge at various establishments throughout Western New York. If you weren’t invited, don’t worry the event will be streamed online free of charge at, where a full list of speakers is also available to viewers. —max soeun kim

8:30am-4:30pm. Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main Street ( Free.

Check out the TEDxBuffalo trailer below