Second TEDxYale focuses on how to ‘Solve for y’

More than 20 speakers will explain their unique “y” — the key ingredient to their work and inspiration — at TEDxYale 2013, which will take place 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Shubert Theatre, 247 College St.

TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design — is a non-profit organization with the motto “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California 27 years ago, TED has grown to support “world-changing ideas,” with TED events taking place at venues around the globe. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. The best TED talks are then posted at TED.com.

The student-organized TEDxYale is an independently organized event licensed by TED. This year’s conference, titled “Solve for y,” is the second for the group and will showcase a diverse group of Yale faculty, students, alumni, and friends including Yale law professor Ian Ayres and astronomy professor Debra Fischer; Yale College student Clemantine Wamariya, a human rights activist and survivor of the Rwandan genocide; alumna artist Sandra Boynton and alumnus State Department global youth adviser Ronan Farrow; and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.

For more information and to purchase a ticket, visit the TEDxYale website: http://tedxyale.com