As some of you may know, there was a pseudo TED Talks event held out on the playa in 2011. It was an independently organized event (called TEDx, they get no money, sponsorship, or promotional help from the main TED organization), and was approved by the BMOrg. In fact, several members of the org participated as speakers. Some interesting stuff, here are the embeds of the talks that have been posted. Interesting stuff.
Klaudia Oliver - Why TEDxBlackRockCity?
Shiva Rea - Tending the Sacred Fire
Kate Raudenbush - On Socially Concious Art
Dan Ariely - Money Changes Everything
Tom Price - Beyond Burning Man: Lessons from the playa
Hollis Doherty - The Woergl Experiment and the Evolution of Money
Sara Farley - Sparking Solutions to Development Challenges Through
Reverend Billy - We Are The Town Crier
FIGMENT: Participatory Art in the Public Realm
Spencer Greenberg - Improve Your Life With Probability
Peter Haas - What Refugee and IDP Camp Planners can learn from Burning Man