Normal, IL, 22 October 2016 | 10:00 AM America/Chicago The Intersection of Normal and Unique TEDx Talks Shine in Midwest Community Open communication. Honesty. Life stories. Reflection. What if your story was streamed online around the world? Or shared on stage in front of a packed theatre? The thought can be daunting for some. For others, it’s the perfect setting for a TEDx talk. TEDx (Technology Entertainment Design) stems from the world renowned TED Talks. The "x" means the event is independent. “TEDx is about the video. The live stream video, the recorded video…this is what helps the speakers’ message spread. I can’t think of a better partner to help us bring this unique interactive experience to life than the State Farm Creative Services team." -- Doan Winkel, TEDxNormal organizer. TEDxNormal The town of Normal, Illinois welcomed 17 speakers from across the United States and Europe to share their TEDx messages. Topics ranged from education, to innovation, culture and art. The State Farm Creative Services team helped bring the TEDx talks to life. The crew set up the event, live streamed and recorded the presentations (both in 2-D and with 360 technology). Here's a sample of the TEDxNormal talks: To view all 17 presentations, click here.State Farm is a proud partner of TEDxNormal, supporting innovative thinking and community involvement. For more information about the event and the speakers, head to www.tedxnormal.com. About State Farm®: The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.