Theme: The Human Condition: From History to Genetics
Sioux Falls, SD, United States
August 4th, 2012
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About this event
TEDx Conference at Calvary Cathedral, Saturday August 4th from 10AM to 3PM. We will have several videos from the TED talks website, with discussion after each video, along with local speakers who will discuss genetics, neuroscience, locating material online, social justice issues, etc. TEDx talks are an ongoing dialogue from experts in a broad variety of topics. The cost including box lunch will be $20.00 per participant, registration is limited to the first 100 paid registrations.
Dr. Brian Burrell is an Associate Professor in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He received his PhD at the Ohio State University and has previously held positions at Purdue University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and focuses on how synapses change in response to painful stimuli and how that knowledge might be used to improve the treatment of pain.
Denise Rotert is an occpational therapist with over 30 years of clinical, administrative, and academic experience. Her educational background includes a BS in occupational therapy, an MA in psychology, guidance, and counseling and a PhD in sociology with emphasis on social deviance and social organization.
John Gehm has been involved with restorative justice since the early 1980s. He directed one of the first “victim-offender reconciliation programs’ in the United States. While continuing his work as a mediator and community-based practitioner, Gehm obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. He taught in the Justice Studies programs at Central Michigan University and the University of South Dakota for over 15 years. His academic research included looking at what motivates people to participate in restorative programs as well as conducting outcome research for the National Institute of Justice examining cost benefit models as well as the social and psychological impacts on the program participants themselves. Through his Restorative Practices Group he conducts public workshops on forgiveness, facilitates individualized mediations, conducts conflict management training programs for churches.
Dr. Pearce is an internationally renowed researcher in Batten Disease, director of the Children's Health Research Center, Sanford Research and current Vice President of Research, Sanford Health. Dr. David Pearce is perhaps the man most knowledgeable about Batten Disease in the world. He has been studying the disease in his laboratory for over ten years.
- Sarah Parcak: Archeology from space
- VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization
- Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food
- Carter Emmart demos a 3D atlas of the universe
- Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight
- Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
- Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object
Venue and Details
500 S. Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD, 57105
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August 4th, 2012
10:00am-3:00pm (GMT -5hrs)
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