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Theme: TED Global 2011 - The Stuff of Life

This event occurred on
July 13, 2011
11:00am - 9:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Phoenix, AZ
United States

TEDxPhoenix and TEDxScottsdale have joined forces to invite you to an exclusive screening of TEDGLOBAL 2011: The Stuff of Life

This incredible event brings together a select few to view sessions from Edinburgh, Scotland.

If you have ever wanted to be a part of the TED experience and connect with other TED fans in the valley, apply now!

Catering at 5:15 break by the downtown Phoenix Public Market
$10 Boxed meal: sandwich, salad, dessert, utensils choice of roast turkey, roast beef or roasted veggie sandwich
$3 our signature seasonal fruit agua fresca

11AM - 12:45PM : Session 4: Future Billions
12:45 - 1:15: 30 Min. Break
1:15 - 3:00 : Session 5: Emerging Order
3:00 - 3:30: 30 Min. Break
3:30 - 5:15: Session 6: The Dark Side
5:15 - 6:15: Hour for Meal Catered by Public Market [cash or card accepted]
6:15 - 7:30: Session 7: Bodies
7:30 - 8:00: 30 Min. Break
8:00 - 9:00: Fifth Session: Live recording of "The Forum" from BBC World Service

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GateWay Commuinity College
108 North 40th Street
Room CHCE 1106
Phoenix, AZ, 85034
United States
Event type:
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Niall Ferguson

History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. (Hint: Politics and money explain a lot.)

Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang asks us to rethink our ideas about China and other large emerging economies. Lately he’s been asking, Does democracy hinder or promote economic growth?

Robin Ince

The rational-minded Robin Ince conducts live experiments in comedy.

Josette Sheeran

Our generation is the first in history with enough resources to eradicate hunger worldwide. And Josette Sheeran, head of the UN World Food Programme, has a plan.

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other."

Svante Paabo

Svante Paabo's research on the DNA of human and nonhuman primates has exposed the key genetic changes that transformed our grunting ape-like ancestors into the charming latte-sipping humans we are today.

Mark Pagel

He says: "Just as we have highly conserved genes, we have highly conserved words. Language shows a truly remarkable fidelity."

Elizabeth Murchison

Elizabeth Murchison studies a mysterious (and contagious) cancer that threatens to wipe out Tasmanian devils.

Cynthia Kenyon

She says: "The link between aging and age-related disease suggests an entirely new way to combat many diseases all at once; namely, by going after their greatest risk factor: aging itself."

Joe Castillo

Joe Castillo is the originator of a form of storytelling art that he calls the SandStory. Drawing his hand across the medium, he makes simple, fluid lines that expose light from under dark sand, telling stories and sharing life lessons. Castillo comes to this method of storytelling from another: advertising.

Karol Bourdeaux

Karol Boudreaux studies economies as if they were genomes, languages, cells -- entities that create a spontaneous order out of many small variables.

Pamela Meyer

Pamela Meyer thinks we’re facing a pandemic of deception, but she’s arming people with tools that can help take back the truth.

Ben Goldacre

"It was the MMR story that finally made me crack," begins the Bad Science manifesto, referring to the sensationalized -- and now-refuted -- link between vaccines and autism.

Misha Glenny

Journalist Misha Glenny leaves no stone unturned (and no failed state unexamined) in his excavation of criminal globalization.

Mykko Hyponnen

His team took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm

Karen Tse

In 2000, Tse founded International Bridges to Justice to help create systemic change in criminal justice and promote basic rights of legal representation for defendants on the ground.

Eddi Reader

Albums such as Candyfloss and Medicine and Angels & Electricity established her as a thoughtful songwriter and interpreter, with an affinity for wistful songs of longing and loss

Daniel Wolpert

A neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert studies how the brain controls the body.

Sheril Kirschenbaum

A research scientist at the University of Texas, Sheril Kirshenbaum wrote The Science of Kissing, containing "everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand."

Peter Fankhauser

Mechanical engineer Péter Fankhauser is leading a large team of student engineers and designers at the Swiss federal institute of technology in Zurich who are building a robot that balances and drives on a single sphere.

Marco Tempest

Through his art, Tempest creates a highly entertaining way to be entranced by the reality-bending tech magic that surrounds us all every day.

Jae Rhim Lee

Her Infinity Burial System converts corpses into clean compost.

Alice Russell

With her sultry voice chock-full of soul power, Alice Russell is a force of nature. If you've heard her cover of "Seven Nation Army" -- well, then you know.

The Forum

Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions of our age with some of the world's most eminent minds.

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Chandler, AZ, United States


Phoenix, AZ, United States
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