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Mesa, AZ, United States
November 6th, 2009

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About this event

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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Charles Gerba
  • "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

Venue and Details

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street Mesa
Mesa, AZ, 85211
United States

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Organizer 47422

Tomas Carrillo
Chandler, AZ, United States

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