TEDxGrandRapids is Thursday, May 9.

TEDxGrandRapids is sold out, but you can still take part through social media and streaming video.

TEDxGrandRapids is an independently organized annual event.  It's goal is to promote "ideas worth spreading".

TED started as a 4-day conference in California over 20 years ago.  There are now multiple TEDx locations across the world.

A total of 14 speakers will each have 18 minutes to talk at the Grand Rapids event.