Magnetic 3D Sponsors TEDxWallStreet 2013 to Spread ‘Filling the Void’ Ideas
Custom Glasses-Free 3D Displays and Content Provided for Wall Street Event
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29, 2013
Magnetic 3D, the industry leader in autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) solutions, today announced that its technology will be included at the second annual TEDxWallStreet not-for-profit conference, which will take place at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, October 30.
Magnetic 3D will be providing multiple glasses-free 3D displays throughout the venue, as well as several pieces of custom-made content for the day-long event. The custom sequences created for the event feature glasses-free 3D animations of TEDx branding and logos of the event’s various sponsors. In addition to having several glasses-free 3D displays in the main room and lounge at the event, Magnetic 3D displays will also be stationed on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the reception and ringing of the bell. A 2D simulcast of the talks will also be shown on Magnetic 3D’s versatile displays.
“As a long-time admirer of TED, it is an honor to be providing a unique glasses-free 3D experience at TEDxWallStreet,” said Michael Dorin, COO of Magnetic 3D. “Our technology is ideal for use at events and embodies the convergence of fields on which TED was originally founded. With hundreds of TED events happening around the world each year, I hope this will be the start of a recurring intersection of TED and glasses-free 3D.”
The theme of this year’s conference, “Filling the Void,” has drawn a diverse group of bright, often unconventional thought leaders from the fields of technology, business, finance, entertainment, social justice and the arts, who will speak on social and economic voids as well as how to fill them. Notable TEDxWallStreet 2013 speakers include Gemma Godfrey, television broadcaster, and quantum physicist; Brian David Johnson, chief futurist at Intel; George Whitesides, CEO and president of Virgin Atlantic; and Bob Woodruff, ABC News anchor.
“These are multi-disciplinary TEDx Talks for the Wall Street community,” said Jonathan Ende, CEO of BorrowersFirst and founder of the conference. “Last year’s event introduced Wall Street to the global TEDx phenomenon; this year is shaping up to be even better. The event is by invitation only to some of the most passionate producers and brilliant thinkers in the Wall Street community. We’re very grateful to our stellar line-up of speakers who are generously contributing their time and ideas to make this event impactful. Our goal is to spark deep discussion and debate among a diverse audience of thought leaders from the Wall Street community.”
“Focusing not just on technology, but also how technology plays a significant role in other facets of society, TEDxWallStreet is a perfect event for us to demonstrate how Magnetic 3D ‘fills the void’ by delivering a next-generation digital experience with glasses-free 3D,” said Tom Zerega, founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D.
About Magnetic 3D
Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic 3D (http://www.magnetic3d.com) designs and produces industry-leading, end-to-end, autostereoscopic 3D display solutions, digital media and creative services. Magnetic 3D’s proprietary Enabl3D™ technology modifies flat-panel displays, enabling them to show high-definition 3D video content without the need for special eyewear. This process provides audiences with a realistic visual experience that includes both captivating off-screen “pop” and the immersive perception of depth on what would otherwise be a flat display. The company focuses on exceeding clients’ 2D expectations by delivering the highest-quality glasses-free 3D visual experience in retail digital signage, gaming, hospitality, movie theaters, casinos, hotels and other public venues.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized, subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.