Seems like I learn something great or hear something great from a TEDx organizer every single day. This morning I was forwarded an email from Antonella Broglia, organizer of TEDxMadrid. Here it is...
On Dec 3, 2011, at 9:19 AM, Antonella Broglia wrote:
This morning I have been talking about TED to a group of inmates at Soto del Real Prison, near Madrid. A huge institution.
They have no access to the internet, so I brought a selection of historical and new talks with me in a CD.
They were amazed by the ideas, and we then engaged in a great debate about the power of ideas to free ourselves, and the power of video to educate people no matter if they are rich or poor.
While I will be sending new talks to them, I will be back in march to explain what I will have learned at TEDActive 2012.
And I will also teach them to prepare their TED Talk - style speech about the story of their lives.
After the meeting, they called their families and talked to them about TED.
And that was the most incredible part.
It was such a great morning.