Kenmore Square is a particularly unique neighborhood of Boston. Its heart is marked by the intersection of 2 major city thoroughfares, Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Previously a swampy, desolate corner of Boston where the Charles River fed into the marshy Back Bay, Kenmore Square is now a destination in and of itself. Starting at the turn of the century, it has undergone a dramatic renovation and is now a mini-hub within the Hub. The diversity of businesses, universities, museums, and sports facilities in the area mirrors the diversity of disciplines and ideas as represented by TED. It is this richness that TEDxKenmoreSquare will celebrate and champion.