TEDxPhoenix 2011

Nov 11 @ Mesa Arts Center

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TEDxPhoenixChange 2013 is here!

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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

TEDxPhoenix Scholarship for Students

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Hey students, want to attend TEDxPhoenix? We’re offering a ticket scholarship! Each year, we offer scholarships in the form of tickets to those who might otherwise not be able to attend due to financial hardship. We feel that it is important to have students attend the event as you represent the future of great ideas worth spreading!

See all the details and application form here. The deadline for this application is Thursday, November 3rd at 11:59PM Arizona time.

This year four of the tickets are generously being sponsored by Changing Hands Bookstore.

Submit Your Idea for a TEDxPhoenix 2011 Talk!

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Monday, August 8th, 2011

Want to speak at TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11? For our November 11th, 2011  TEDxPhoenix event, we’re trying something new by asking the local community to submit a video of their idea for a TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 talk.

The theme for TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 is “_____ for a Change”, where the blank will be filled by the speaker’s topic or idea. For example, if your idea is about using comedy to bridge cultural differences, then you could use “Laugh for a Change.”

The theme is meant to showcase ideas and endeavors that are bringing about interesting, unexpected, and positive changes in the local and global communities. TEDxPhoenix also aims to highlight unique and interesting dance, spoken-word, improv, and musical performances as well.

If you would like to try your hand at a video submission, have a look at the detailed instructions and application form.

TEDGlobal 2011: The Stuff of Life

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

TEDxPhoenix and TEDxScottsdale have joined forces to invite you to an exclusive screening of TEDGlobal 2011: The Stuff of Life. This incredible event brings together a select few on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 to view sessions from Edinburgh, Scotland.

If you have ever wanted to be a part of the TED experience and connect with other TED fans in the valley, apply to attend using the form here.

When: 11am-8pm Wednesday July 13, 2011
Where: GateWay Community College Auditorium (CHCE 1106) 108 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

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The next TEDxPhoenix Salon: Sustainable Tinkering

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The theme for our June 21st, 2011 TEDxPhoenixSalon is “Sustainable Tinkering” where we will explore inventive and unique ways of applying and incorporating sustainable practices into our everyday lives, while trying to avoid the common pitfalls that lead people to avoid a “greener” lifestyle.

Which brings us to a new feature at this month’s Salon — the book and music exchange. If you have a book or CD that you think others might enjoy, then bring it to the event and we’ll be having a book and music exchange during our first break.

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Introducing TEDxPhoenix Salon events

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The TEDxPhoenixSalon series is an intimate and casual meet-up aimed to spark creative engagement amongst the local Phoenix-Metro community. It’s a gathering of curious minds, and a place to explore new ideas and ways of thinking.

For our May 24th, 2011 TEDxPhoenixSalon, our theme will be “Revolutionizing Education.” We will watch TEDTalks by Salman Khan, Dave Eggers and John Hunter as we set out to answer the following question: “Is the education revolution closer than we think?”

More details here.

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