TEDxWorcester will feature short presentations by local thought leaders, along with opportunities for participants to view TED talks on a variety of topics. Our aim with hosting this is to encourage lively and informal discussion in the community on a range of topics in a relaxed setting. A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks of no more than 18 minutes each and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently. The overarching theme for our event is Cultivation—interpreted broadly, narrowly, metaphorically, or literally.