x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Ideas Worth Spreading

This event occurred on
September 2, 2009
7:00am - 11:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
United States

TEDxTC is a local Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), independently organized TED event. TEDxTC's mission is to bring Twin Cities thought leaders to the global TED Audience. We provide a 'TED Like' experience open to the general public.

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Boulevard
Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, 55102
United States
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Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest”. Dan is an internationally recognized explorer who founded Blue Zones – a project that researches the world’s best practices in health, happiness and longevity and shares that information to help people live longer, better. The article he wrote for National Geographic Magazine in November 2005, “Secrets of Living Longer”, was the third highest selling issue in the magazine’s history and made him a National Magazine Award finalist.

Ed Driscoll

Ed Driscoll is a veteran entrepreneur who has created a variety of companies over the past twenty-five years, including WAM!NET, a global IT service provider which currently manages the internet infrastructure of the US Navy and Marine Corps. Today, as CEO of Rational Energies, he is committed to creating alternative fuels that are economically, ecologically and socially sustainable.

Matthew Sanford

At age thirteen, Matthew Sanford survived a devastating car accident that killed his father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down. Thirty years later he is the award-winning author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, a nationally recognized yoga teacher, and a pioneer in the integrative health movement. His work and the work of his non-profit Mind Body Solutions holds the promise of not only transforming our approach to healthcare but also our understanding of ourselves.

Organizing team


Minneapolis, MN, United States