Preparations begin at Palm Springs

Setup is in full swing here at Palm Springs. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find when you arrive.

Only an overly saturated photo can communicate the beauty of the Riviera. TED@PalmSprings attendees are truly in for a treat.

The entrance to the Riviera Resort and Spa.

Setup of the Grey zone at the registration area.

Stage and A/V setup in the Grand Ballroom (aka Riviera Showlounge).

Balloon artist Jason Hackenwerth has been assimilated by one of his creatures.

Palm Springs at night. In the distance, Mount San Jacinto State Park. The tiny dot of light at the top is Mountain Station, accessible by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Stargazers (like this blogger) will also enjoy crisp, clear views of Saturn and Venus throughout the week (not pictured here).

Photos by Matthew Trost and Leigh Ferreira.