(WXYZ) - Entrepreneurs, thinkers and creators gathered at Cobo Center on Wednesday for the 5th annual TEDxDetroit.
The Detroit event is independently produced as an offspring of the annual TED conference held in Long Beach, California.
TED stands for technology, entertainment and design.
"Each year, we seek out speakers and performers who have a direct connection to Detroit or to the state of Michigan," said Charlie Wollborg, curator of TEDxDetroit. "And this year is no exception, as we've selected a group of people who will speak of change and inspiration for the city."
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event.
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