'Here By Choice' videos sought for TEDx Bellingham event


TEDx Bellingham organizers announced a contest soliciting 30-second videos on the theme "Here By Choice."

The three videos that receive the most "likes" on Vimeo or YouTube will be part of the conference content at TEDx Bellingham, to be held Nov. 12 at Pickford Film Center.

"The video contest is a cool way to let people express their views on our theme, or their love of Bellingham," said organizer David Wiggs.

Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and must be viewable to the public. Videos should be tagged with #HereByChoice & #TEDxBellingham.

TEDx Bellingham is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Doors open 9 a.m. at Pickford and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a reception following. Tickets go on sale after Labor Day. Details: tedxbellingham.com.

TED is a nonprofit organization that supports world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives, including an annual conference that invites leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are available free at TED.com.

Reach Dean Kahn at 360-715-2291 or dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com.

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