FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2010
Miami, FL - The Mingle360 mingle networking solution was provided to TEDxMIA, an independently organized TED event, on November 4, 2010. Akin to an electronic business card, the MingleStick enabled conference attendees to 'click to connect' with each other. With a simple click of a button, people exchanged contact information, social media profiles, and profile pictures. The MingleStick enhanced peer-to-peer networking and served as a great conversation starter for the conference attendees.
"We are thrilled to support a Tedx conference," says Dan Coffing, CEO of Mingle360. "TEDxMIA is part of an elite and prestigious network of conferences. Their Miami conference brought together thought leaders for the exchange of ideas and our mingle networking solution was a natural fit for initiating and remembering conversations."
"Mingle helped our attendees do what they do best, use new technology to share ideas and make connections across borders." says Mathew Greer, TEDxMIA Curator.
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMIA, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMIA, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
TEDGlobal 2010, "And Now the Good News," will be held July 13-16, 2010, in Oxford, UK. TED2011, "The Rediscovery of Wonder," will be held February 28-March 4, 2011, in Long Beach, California, with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, California.
Offered as a service to event organizers, the Mingle360 solution greatly enhances attendee networking at the event, surpassing business cards with up to date contact information and facial recognition. The company’s MingleStick product is akin to an electronic business card and provides peer-to-peer attendee networking. The company’s MingleStation product is akin to a passive lead retrieval system and online document sharing solution for exhibitors. The mingle networking solution creates 'buzz' and excitement at the event and helps differentiate an organization from the competition. For more information, please contact Mingle360 at 703-425-0402 x111, or by clicking here.