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Theme: Positive Disruption

This event occurred on
April 3, 2013
5:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Diego, CA
United States

TEDxChange 2013 -Official Satellite Event

"Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.

To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress." Convened by Melinda French Gates

We plan to have thought provoking discussion about sustainable development after the steaming of the main TEDxChange event in Seattle, Washington.

Warren Auditorium, University of San Diego
5648 Marian Way
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES)
San Diego, CA, 92110
United States
Event type:
TEDxChange Simulcast (What is this?)
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon is the Deputy Director of Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC), and academic initiative that examines the critical role of communication in fostering engagement in social change.

David Fasanya

David Fasanya is a Nigerian-American performance artist and award-winning poet residing in Brooklyn, New York.

Halimatou Hima

Halimatou Hima is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women and Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in the home country of Niger (UNICEF).

Cathleen Kaveny

Cathleen Kaveny is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is currently John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Norte Dame Law School, where she has been on the faculty since 1995.

Salim Shekh & Sikha Patra

Salim is a 15 year old boy who lives in a polluted slum in East Kolkata. Sikha is a 15 year old girl who lives in a slum called Neheru Cology. This dynamic duo is engaged to eradicate polio from their communities by developing community maps to share with a global audience- making their invisible communities visible.

Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow 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.

Organizing team


Oceanside, CA, United States


San Diego, CA, United States