Maestro Benjamin Zander spoke about passion and music at the TED2008 conference. Thousands around the world have had the opportunity to hear Ben speak and www.ted.com has posted a 20-minute video of his talk.
"I have been seeing TED talks for close to 3 years now and I am amazed how these gems continue to spring up. I cannot believe I havent seen this talk for 2 yrs it has been on the site. This is not just a talk about music and passion, but about life! I am an academic and I learnt a truly inspiring lesson from this talk. Signing off with a shining eye!" - viewer from www.ted.com
TED Ideas Worth Spreading
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. (Source: http://www.ted.com)