My name is Regina Saphier. I am a mildly geeky MOOC blogger, former TED subtitle translator, former TED live conference blogger, creative writer, tweeter, facebooker, linkedin user, virtual learner, knowledge editor and idea generator. By the way I have an Ivy League degree, but this looks less and less important… I believe in self-directed online learning.
Why this seasonal blog is good for you: TED is a Sapling Foundation project, and TED really started as a conference… Today the major TED conferences are special and global events!
For example, both: TED Long Beach and TED Global are 4 days long. Each four day conference has approximately 70 live streamed top speakers from all walks of life. I am a TED talk translator and so I get free TED live streams of those mega events. I am writing during these events and post my notes on my blog for people who do not have free or paid TED live stream.
Why you should read my blog: I give you insight into something you do not see, because you probably have no access to the stream. Also, you have to wait many months to see edited TED talks… you see: main TED conferences (and TEDx events) are the main sources of the TED site with hundreds of brilliant talks. It takes time to edit the talks, to subtitle them, and for many there is even more waiting until my kind of people translate the talks. So, what you read in my TED blog: you might only get to see in a month, or in six months, or not even in about a year (furthermore: never) on the TED site: ted.com
Update in May 2014: I no longer write live TED conference blogs. The accumulated notes are for sure useful to some people and I am also revisiting my old notes from time to time. Perhaps one day I am going to update some of my old TED conference notes in separate blog posts… who knows…
If you would like to read my essays, either look up some of my TED related essays on this blog or go to these blogs, also written by me: