Originally from Minnesota, Tom Hiel is an award winning composer for film and television. Best known for his underscore work for the TV show "The Practice" for which he composed the music for 88 episodes from 2000-2004. Hiel has also contributed additional music and orchestrations for movies such as "Scary Move 2", "Rugrats go to Paris" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle."
About TEDx, x independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Subject to certain rules and regulations.