Last year some of us went to TEDxNaperville (this link has videos of last year's talks). I've already bought my (roughly $55) ticket for this year's TEDxNaperville event (Friday, November 8th, 1-5:30 pm).
Just wanted to see if others from our region are going/want to go. TEDxNaperville is described this way:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxNaperville, TEDTalks and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and personal connections.