Most folks have seen the TED videos. There are also many smaller Tedx conferences held around the world. The next ones in Raleigh and Durham are sold out but here are some in North Carolina that still have tickets available. A road trip idea for the winter.
Jan 12, 2013 TEDxHampstead in Wilmington, NC
Feb 01, 2013 TEDxCharlotte in Charlotte, NC
Feb 02, 2013 TEDxUNCAsheville in Asheville, NC
Feb 27, 2013 TEDxGreensboroLive in Greensboro, NC