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Theme: Radical Collaboration

Denver, CO, United States
May 13th, 2011

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About this event

TEDxDU 2011 was an amazing event! Thank you to our attendees, speakers, performers and everyone who worked hard to make this a successful celebration of Radical Collaboration. We are hard at work editing the videos from the event, and will post them as soon as possible to this site. In the mean time, please share your photos and feedback with us on facebook.com/tedxdu.

TEDxDU is a celebration of DUing. The event showcases leaders who are taking action to improve our world across a broad spectrum of disciplines from science to art to entrepreneurship. We’re building our 2011 event around the idea of “radical collaboration” — the mash-up of unlikely groups, ideas, inspiration or research that can propel an idea forward faster than anyone could do alone. . Global collaboration IS our future.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Temple Grandin
    A TED favorite, Temple's work with autism and with animal husbandry make her unique among "radical collaborators."
  • Christopher Hill
    How do you collaborate with someone you already know disagrees with you? Former US Ambassador to Iraq Chris Hill will speak from experience.
  • John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light
    Calling all collaborators! Singer/songwriter John Common has a project for you.
  • Todd Blankenship
    Collaboration on a cellular level.
  • Richard Voyles
    Roboticist and search and rescue expert on liquid robots.
  • Jeff Bi
    Packaging CEO in China with a plan for sustainable forests.
  • Ramona Pierson
    Educator, neuroscientist, with an amazing story of personal recovery AND a plan to personalize education
  • Morehshin Allahyari
    Artist and art activist, connecting countries in conflict through artistic collaboration.
  • The Interfaith Amigos
    A rabbi, a pastor, and an imam, with a path toward breaking the taboos of interfaith communication. Ted Falcon, Don Mackenzie, and Jamal Rahman.
  • Lamont Percussion Group
    DU's own percussion ensemble, with a piece from out of this world.
  • Lara Stein
    TED's head of licensing and uber TEDx organizer, Lara will give us an update on the explosive growth of TEDx.
  • Tor Myhren
    President and Chief Creative Officer of Grey New York, with advice for unleashing creativity.
  • Martha Symko-Davies
    Head of the photovoltaic incubator at National Renewable Energy Laboratories with solar's sunny future.
  • Andrew Steward
    Now a successful flute major at DU's Lamont School of Music, Andrew bravely shares his own experience with mental illness.
  • Jose Guerrero
    DU student by day, slam poet by night.
  • Mick Ebeling
    Mick's TED Talk on the EyeWriter project has unleashed a flood of new collaborations.
  • Amanda Boxtel & Eythor Bender
    Adaptive athlete and Challenge Aspen's founder Amanda Boxtel, demonstrates eLEGS, the latest technology from Bender's Berkeley Bionics that allows people in wheelchairs to walk again.
  • Lacey Jai Henderson
    A Paralympic contender who has excelled with collaborative parts and individual spirit.
  • The Kinetix
    Originally formed as a way to blow of steam while students at DU, this rock band is now on a national tour, with a serendipitous stop at their old stomping ground.

Venue and Details

University of Denver
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
University of Denver
Denver, CO, 80208
United States

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Carole Valentine Kitchell
Seattle, WA, United States

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Scott Gilbert
Snowmass, CO, United States

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Jim Berscheidt
Parker Calbert
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