Spreading TED in Melbourne: The TEDx Melbourne Marathon

UPDATE: Location confirmed! Lecture Theatre H1.25, Building H, Monash Caulfield campus, 871 Dandenong Road, Melbourne.

TEDTalks fans in Melbourne, Australia, are inviting the world to an independently organized TEDx event.

At the TEDx Melbourne Marathon, Jan. 17, 2009, from 10am to 7pm, you’ll see a program of live, local speakers and the crowd’s favorite TEDTalks (by request!), with time between the sessions and afterwards for lively conversation.

If you’ll be coming to the TEDx Melbourne Marathon, log in and vote for your favorite TEDTalks using the TEDx Melbourne Facebook app. You can follow TEDx Melbourne on Twitter, and find more details, including a map to the Monash Caulfield campus, on the TEDx Melbourne Facebook group.

TED is developing the TEDx idea — where the “x” stands for “independently organized TED event” — to help more people throw parties and hold discussions around ideas worth spreading. Check out the TEDx Meetup Alliance group to see what other TEDx groups are doing around the globe, and maybe start your own.