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Coral Gables , United States
December 16th, 2011

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About this event

Join us for a relaxed evening of provocative TED talks and videos under the stars at the Fairchild Tropical and Botanical Gardens. Speakers will be discussing the uniqueness of Miami, how you live it, sustain it, protect it and develop it.

Scientists, foodies, thinkers, architects and educators will be invited to come and share their ideas on assisted migration, the blue butterfly, ecosystems, brain food, garden’s that feed the city, eating for success…and much more.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Carl Lewis
    Carl Lewis, Scientist, Explorer and Director of Fairchild Tropical and Botanic Garden in Miami Florida, explains the moment of inspiration that led him to become a scientist, and how his 6 year-old daughter has helped pollinate the African sausage trees at Fairchild. She is an example of his formula for inspiring today's children to discover, enjoy and take on science as a career.
  • Chad Oppenheim
    Chad Oppenheim, architect, takes us on a journey from Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained. Today, architects must go beyond building "green" to rebuild Earth's ecosystems.
  • Nick Gunia
    Nick Gunia, Founder and Chair of Dream in Green, explains his journey from the corporate dream to his "dream in green", and how what appeared a complex problem had a simple solution: children as the agents of change for a better, more sustainable world.

Venue and Details

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables , 33156
United States
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Gina Rudan
Miami, FL, United States

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Caroline MacDonald
Edinburgh / Brasilia - Brazil, United Kingdom

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Team

Matthew Greer
Co-Curator
Matthew Haggman
Co-Curator
Suzanna Valdez
Co-Curator
Stephanie Rosenblatt
Co-Curator