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Submit Your Idea for a TEDxPhoenix 2011 Talk!

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

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.

Video: Organic Origami

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 in TEDxPhoenix Videos


Goran Konjevod is a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist who has taken his origami hobby to the next level by exploring new and original works. His pieces are formed by the tension of the paper (or even metal) when multiple layers are arranged according to their regular or irregular patterns — in a sense, they’re organically discovered rather than invented or designed. Recorded at TEDxPhoenix 2010.

What is TEDx?

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 in Etc.

A quick primer on the concept, value and need of TEDx events around the globe.

TEDGlobal 2011: The Stuff of Life

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 in Events, News

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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Video: How Phoenix High School Students beat M.I.T

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 in TEDxPhoenix Videos

Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi is an instructor at Phoenix Union High School in Arizona. This is his talk recorded at TEDxPhoenix 2009.

The next TEDxPhoenix Salon: Sustainable Tinkering

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 in Events, News, TEDxPhoenixSalons

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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Video: Hygiene in the 21st Century

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 in TEDxPhoenix Videos

Dr. Charles P. Gerba is a Professor at the Colleges of Public Health and Agriculture at University of Arizona. This is his talk recorded at TEDxPhoenix 2009.

Introducing TEDxPhoenix Salon events

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 in Events, News, TEDxPhoenixSalons

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.

Video: Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and Us

Posted by TEDxPhoenix Team on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 in TEDxPhoenix Videos

Dr. Jane Maienschein is a Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. This is her talk from TEDxPhoenix 2009.

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