I last went to CERN back in 1996 (although it may have been late 1995) for an ADGE conference. I think that ADGE stood for “Autodesk Developer Group Europe”, but the A might also have been for AUGI. Any old-timers out there who can confirm? (I’m sure Jeremy Tammik remembers. :-)
Anyway, the ADGE conference that year was held at CERN, which was really cool. As part of the entertainment we had a tour around the facilities, including the accelerator complex – although some time before construction of the Large Hadron Collider was started.
So here I find myself about to head back there this afternoon for TEDxCERN. This will be my second TEDx event this year, having attended TEDxLausanne back in February. Understandably, given the location, today’s programme looks to be a bit more “sciencey”, which is great. And there are at least a couple of names I already know from the list of speakers, which is another good sign.