TEDxPhoenixChange 2013: Positive Disruption will take place on April 7, 2013 at the Tempe History Museum. Tickets can be purchased here.
The event will feature live local speakers along with the simulcast of TEDxChange: Positive Disruption. TEDxChange is an event created out of a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the TEDx program. It is an initiative devoted to ideas worth spreading in the areas of global health and development. TEDxPhoenixChange will explore these ideas along with other ways of disrupting communities for good.
Confirmed Local Speakers
AMY SCERRA, works with women entrepreneurs from emerging economies and manage business-training programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Amy’s personal goal is to create opportunities for both local and international women entrepreneurs to expand their networks, and to provide practical tools to promote sustainable business growth.
BOB BEARD, is a cultural explorer, community connector and fan of fandom. Most recently, Bob founded the local Arizona PBS Nerd Walk which has captured the attention of other PBS stations nationwide. A life-long geek himself, Bob is writing his graduate thesis on nerds and nerd culture for the Communications Studies program at Arizona State University.
ROBERT DIEHL, is a community organizer, art curator, and New Yorker. Robert aka Bob, is the curator of TEDxScottsdale and has helped organize countless community events, including one to save the “Phoenix ficus.” Bob was also featured as one of the 100 creatives in Arizona by the Phoenix New Times in 2012.
We hope you’ll join us on April 7th and participate in a discussion about bringing positive change to our community! The Tempe History museum is located at 809 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282. See event details on the TED website at http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/7853.
For more information on TEDxChange, please visit: www.gatesfoundation.org/tedxchange