TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDxevent co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxCincinnatiChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 7 that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010. TEDxCincinnatiChange is about (as you might expect) Change! Whether that is on a local or global level--we are all able to make a difference! With that in mind, our event is different from previous TEDx events held in the region. We don't just talk about change. Our venue is a former blighted church which is being repurposed into a huge Artist venue over the next couple of years. It is already doing some outreach to the neighborhood and all of Greater Cincinnati. This is not an auditorium , but a unique venue. We will have local speakers and performers that will be presenting throughout the day with some surprises as well. It’s about coming as YOU are (jeans or casual attire) and making new friends (informal and heartwarming)! Remember, it's about living consciously, being authentic and empowering others!