x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Beneath the Surface

This event occurred on
May 9, 2014
8:30am - 10:00am MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Tucson, Arizona
United States

Sometimes swelling with monsoon rains, and sometimes bone-dry with cracked dirt, the Rillito River winds through Tucson. The heart of a river resides under the surface, and this event asks us to go beneath the surface of the issues that shape our world and impact our lives, from exploring beneath layers of paint on a famous work of art to plunging beyond surface-level depictions of communities. TEDxRillitoRiver, in homage to the river system that first prompted people to gather around the water and call this place home, seeks to be a space for collective inspiration as we continue to create our community.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130
1500 E University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona, 85719
United States
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Organizing team


  • Rachel Barnitt
    Grant Writer
  • Megan Bearden
    Graphic Designer
  • Sajani Jivan
    Refreshments Manager
  • Sajani Jivan
    Refreshments Manager
  • Savannah Gaston
    Social Media Specialist
  • Fernando Mauricio
    Registration Manager
  • Parnian Mohajerin
    Marketing Specialist
  • Hannah Iskandar
  • Ashton Ortiz
    Speaker Curator
  • Zuri Torres
    Filming Director
  • Alex Frank