x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Radical Collaboration

This event occurred on
May 13, 2011
1:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Denver, CO
United States

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.

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

Organizing team

Valentine Kitchell

Seattle, WA, United States


Snowmass, CO, United States
  • Jim Berscheidt
  • Parker Calbert
    Student activities