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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

Announcing TEDxPhoenixChange

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

TEDxChange

TEDxPhoenixChange will take place on April, 13th at 6:30pm at Changemaker Central in Tempe. The event is FREE but please RSVP to attend.

TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. Our event is called TEDxPhoenixChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.

Melinda Gates’s talk – This year Melinda’s talk will address the importance of family planning in improving health and development outcomes worldwide. She will focus on the fact that families have unequal access to the contraception they demand, depending on where they live – in fact, 215 million women who wish to avoid pregnancy do not have access to contraceptives.While her talk will be derived from reputable research as well as her own experience, it will include some potentially controversial content including references to sex, abortion, and specific types of contraception. We understand this topic can sometimes be viewed as controversial, so we wanted to let you know ahead of time.

See more details on the Attend page.

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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