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This event occurred on
November 6, 2009
11:00am - 2:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Mesa, AZ
United States

TEDx Hits the Valley!
On November 6th, 2009, a small group of TEDxPhoenix volunteers set out to challenge the Phoenix-metro community to play a part in making our city and world a better place. Operating on a zero dollar budget and word of mouth advertising, the inaugural TEDxPhoenix event brought together 600 of Arizona

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street Mesa
Mesa, AZ, 85211
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

"Fredi" Faridodin Lajvardi

Did you ever hear the underdog story about the Carl Hayden High School students that beat MIT en route to winning a national underwater robotics competition? If so, then you

Dr Jane Maienschein

Needless to say, growing up near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and having a nuclear physicist as a parent certainly influenced Dr. Maienschein

Dr Simone Gorete Machado

Dr. Machado began her music studies at the age of twelve in her hometown of Goi

Dr Scott Saleska

Dr. Scott Saleska is an assistant professor in the University of Arizona

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is no stranger to sustainability

Organizing team


Chandler, AZ, United States
  • Sally Baker
    Publicity Crew
  • Glenn Jimerson
    Publicity Crew
  • Wardah Jamil
  • Jana Knapp
    Project Manager
  • Tyler Rives
    Publicity Crew
  • Susan Rubin
    Venue Liason
  • Safwat Saleem
    Presentation Guru
  • Anne Watson Barber
  • Perri Collins
  • Todd Landfried