x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Big Picture

This event occurred on
April 9, 2012
9:00am - 12:00pm HST
(UTC -10hrs)
Honolulu, HI
United States

TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event 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 may also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxHonoluluChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.

The event will be co-hosted by Glenda Tali, MSN, RN, APRN, Campus College Chair, College of Nursing, and Juanito Torres, MSN, RN, Program Manager, College of Nursing, from University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus.

The three-hour agenda will include viewing the TEDxChange 90-minute program (archived live stream from April 5th) in its entirety followed by local conversation regarding the topics covered.

TEDxChange 2012. Why?

Convened by Melinda French Gates. Hosted by Chris Anderson.

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 9, 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?

University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus
745 Fort Street
Suite 2000
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates serves as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She helps set the overall direction of the foundation, shaping strategies, reviewing results, and advocating for the foundation’s issues. Melinda will discuss family planning and how the power to plan changes the lives of women and their families and improves whole societies.

Jeff Chapin

Jeff Chapin is a mechanical engineer and product designer for IDEO. He specializes in designing sanitation solutions for the developing world and has conducted projects in both Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Jeff will challenge traditional perceptions of ‘design’ by emphasizing the importance of sustainable, market-based systems for developing societies.


A local Berliner, JUST is one of the most eminent photographers of graffiti and has been recording the street art movement for more than 10 years. In his talk, JUST will draw a fascinating parallel between the rise of the Internet and the street art movement.

Sven Giegold

Sven Giegold is a Member of the European Parliament and one of the founding members of Attac Germany. Sven has dedicated much of his career towards green industry issues. He will talk about the power of collective action and how the actions of individuals, communities, and progressive business can lead to critical changes at a national and international level.

Organizing team

George C
Carroll III

Honolulu, HI, United States
  • Glenda Tali, MSN, RN, APRN
  • Juanito Torres, MSN, RN