The inaugural TEDx Jackson Hole event took place at Jackson Lake Lodge on Oct. 2, 2011, as part of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. If you’re not familiar with TED, it’s a nonprofit organization founded in California 26 years ago that hosts conferences devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading.’ At these events, speakers give ‘the talks of their lives.’ TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Phillipe Stark, Sir Richard Branson, Isabelle Allende, and Logan Smalley, TreeFight friend and founder of Darius Goes West.
As TED has grown in renown and reach, it has created a series of independently organized TED events, called TEDx, and we were lucky enough to participate in the first one in this region.
So here’s our (first?) TED talk, which explains how we started, what we’re doing, and where we’re going, all in a slightly flustered seven minutes.