TEDxChange 2013 -- themed Positive Disruption -- will take place on April 3rd, 9am PDT, 7 PM our local time.
The livestream of the event will be available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and Arabic.
Host Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will host TEDxChange from the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington.
Cathleen Kaveny, who will speak on religion, tradition and modernity, is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame Law School, and is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.
Halimatou Hima will speak to investing in girls and is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women & Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in her home country of Niger (UNICEF).
Roger Thurow who will address shifts in agriculture, joined the Chicago Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.
The event will also feature a trailer from the feature film Revolutionary Optimists, about how children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. Two children from the film, Salim and Sikha will be there for some Q&A.
TEDxKhartoumChange is organized around this 90-minute program.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.