Theme: Being, Walking, Speaking
Phoenix, AZ, United States
March 15th, 2012
About this event
*About TEDxPhoenixSalon Events* TEDxPhoenixSalon events are more intimate, and less formal versions of our larger TEDxPhoenix event.
At TEDxPhoenixSalon, we aim to foster deep connection, engage attendees, and explore new ideas and ways of thinking through a more intimate and less formal version of our larger TEDxPhoenix event. TEDxPhoenixSalon is a gathering of curious minds, and a great way to spend an evening with fellow fans of (T)echnology, (E)ntertainment, (D)esign.
This year's TEDPrize is being awarded to one wish that promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity for the city of the future, the City 2.0.
And what better way to be a part of this wish than by partnering with TEDxScottsdale, a local TEDx event that since its inception has been fostering ideas centered around making our city a better place and space.
For our first event of 2012, we would like to welcome Robert (a.k.a. Bob) Diehl of TEDxScottsdale as our guest curator and organizer for the March 15th "Being, Walking, Speaking" TEDxPhoenixSalon at GateWay Community College.
Bob will be bringing his brand of Urban Resilience to our TEDxPhoenixSalon via a group of urban champions and denizens that have dedicated their lives to making cities more walkable, habitable, and memorable.
In 2009, a user’s poll by Planetizen named Dan as one of the Top 100 Urban Thinkers of all time. Dan has personally helped 3,500 communities throughout the world become more livable and walkable. We would like to thank ASU Phoenix Urban Research Lab and Discovery Triangle for arranging Dan Burden's visit to Phoenix.
Tamika is a doctoral candidate who decided to become an educator to fill the void of minority faculty in higher education and be a role model for minority students who rarely see people of color in academia. Because she is an advocate of the Arts, Community, and Education, Tamika started Savvy Pen in 2009. Savvy Pen is a program development company that produces social justice events, curriculum, and education. Through Savvy Pen she has produced events that brought historical figures, like the musical giant Gil Scott Heron to the Madcap Theatre in 2010, and social activists Omar Bin Hassan from the “Last Poets” to the Herberger in 2009. Tamika hopes to continue using the arts to break barriers, unite people, and create social change.
Before moving to Phoenix, Dr. Stark spent nine years in Latin America developing bilingual education programs in rural areas of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. Currently she is consultant to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education in bilingual education. Dr. Stark is Executive Director of The Community Housing Partnership (CHP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop affordable housing options for very-low income families
Tyler blew in from the Pacific Northwest some years ago and has been challenging people in the Valley to be the best they can be ever since. He has managed to alienate almost everyone who matters in the process,
Jia Zeng is a Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Design Graduate Program at Arizona State University. Before coming to the US in 2008, Jia got her bachelor’s degree in biological science at Xiamen University in China. As a biologist, Jia works in an interdisciplinary team with chemists, physicists, and engineers to study genetics and behaviors of individual cells in disease genesis and progression including cancer at the single cell level.
Hustllin and Flowin.Black Poet Ventures (featuring Leah Marche and Robert "Flipside" Daniels) Since 2005, BPV has been making performance poetry more interesting through its theatrical productions, presentations and workshops showcasing spoken word with music, dance, song and visual art. More than 200 different artists have been featured in BPV productions, which have received critical acclaim, a reputation for being innovative, and featured on some of the Valley's best stages. The company has performed invocations for the 26th Annual Governor's Arts Awards and 20th Annual Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix's Breakfast.
Hamp joined Wells Fargo in 2006 as a Technology Leadership Development Program Associate and later became a Web Developer. He is Senior Advisor and Past President of the Wells Fargo Arizona Volunteer Chapter, an executive committee and board member with Valley Forward Association, a founding board member of the Phoenix Community ToolBank, and a board member of Junior Achievement of Arizona, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, and Phoenix Friends of Transit. He also earned the prestigious distinction of being a member of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty under Forty” class of 2011.
Venue and Details
GateWay Commuinity College
108 North 40th Street
Room CHCE 1106
Phoenix, AZ, 85034
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March 15th, 2012
6:00pm-8:30pm (GMT -7hrs)
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Chandler, AZ, United States
- Bob Diehl
- Curator, Co-Organizer
- Tomas Carrillo
- Dataset Manager
- Jay Lee
- Flannery Diehl
- Jeremy Stapleton