Salil Joshi, Ryan Guinee, Lukas Deem and Mike Steely have put their talents to good use by bringing the first-ever TEDx event to Litle Rock on July 24. The all-day event includes four series of speakers with “ideas worth spreading,” followed by a dinner. TEDx will be held at the Ron Robinson Theater where, this April, I discussed my memoir Matters of Life and Data at the Arkansas Literary Festival. I’m honored to have been invited as one of the presenters for the inaugural TEDx here at home. Tickets went on sale today and they won’t last long with only 315 seats available. For ticket, spnosorship and volunteer information visit TEDx Markham St.