x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Innovating Our Green Economy

This event occurred on
December 3, 2010
10:30am - 2:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Tucson, AZ
United States

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Rialto Theatre
318 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Jane Poynter

British-born Jane Poynter is a TV host, Biosphere 2 crewmember, sustainability consultant, author, speaker, and technology company president. She has flown experiments on the International Space Station… worked on projects to mitigate climate change… dived with sharks… raced motorcycles… and flown in zero gravity. Now she’s turned her inimitable energy and passion to sustainability and living green.

Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright directs the University of Arizona’s Office of University Research Parks (OURP). He serves as the CEO of the UA Science and Technology Park (Tech Park) and Arizona Bioscience Park (Bio Park) and president of the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI). He is also president of the Campus Research Corporation (CRC), which assists the University of Arizona in the development, operation, marketing and leasing of the Tech Park and Bio Park.

Dr. George Land

Dr. Land is a Pulitzer Prize Nominee for his work in Transformation Theory and his book “Grow or Die.” He has pioneered and mastered the combination of innovation methodologies and collaborative decision-making technologies. These approaches have been used successfully with over 100 organizations.

Organizing team


Tucson, AZ, United States
  • Justin Williams
    Organizing Partner
  • Jon Gosier
    Sr. TED Fellow
  • Renee Freedman
    Speakers Coach
  • Jane Poynter