TEDxNewportCoastChange TEDxChange 2012 – April 5, 2012, live from Berlin Convened by Melinda French Gates. Hosted by Chris Anderson. Local time: 8 AM to noon (with local speakers) at Reel Theater at Irvine Village Apt. Homes The current economic climate has drawn our focus to immediate needs closest to home. But now, more than ever, it's critical to keep site of the fact that we are part of interdependent, global community. And too many within that community cannot meet their most basic needs: food, clean water, life-saving medical treatment and vaccines. We can't proceed with business as usual. On April 5, 2012, we'll take a step back and look at the big picture: Why should we, as a society, continue to invest in global health and development? How can we work across borders and political boundaries to make positive change? And what returns can we expect on our investments? Speakers (Webcast) Melinda Gates Co-Chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Sven Giegold Distinguished Member European Parliament Jeff Chapin Designer IDEO Theo Sowa Independent Advisor International Social Development Baaba Maal Singer & Guitarist The champion for the rights of women and girls Chris Anderson Curator TED Conference Local Speakers from Southern California Arman Sadeghi President All Green Electronics Recycling Topic: The negative health impact of electronic recycling Annabel ruffell Founder & Producer Journey for Earth Web Series Topic: The Journey for Earth – Humans, Animals & the Environment Dr. Mahtab Jafari Professor and Scientist The University of California - Irvine Topic: World Health - My grandmother never took dietary supplements!! Mina Shah Anthony Robbins Companies Topic: "Water" you talking about? Koz Khosravani President Web 2.0 Marketing Systems LLC Topic: From “Kony 2012” to “Israel Loves Iran” global social media campaigns for change – Good ideas with mixed results!