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This event occurred on
July 13, 2011
9:30am - 7:45pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Des Moines, Iowa
United States

This event is a webcast showing of TEDGlobal 2011. We welcome anyone in Des Moines to stop by and enjoy the amazing talks, performances, and demonstrations taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland at TEDGlobal 2011.

We will be webcasting this event from the downtown Des Moines Public Library, in Meeting Room One. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase outside of the event space from Natural Thirst Smoothie and Refreshment kiosk.


9:30 – 11:15
Session 1: Future Billions

Niall Ferguson /// Historian
Yasheng Huang /// Political economist
Tim Harford /// Undercover economist
Robin Ince /// Comedian
Josette Sheeran /// Anti-hunger leader

1:15 – 3:00
Session 2: Emerging Order

Matt Ridley /// Rational optimist
Svante Paabo /// Geneticist
Mark Pagel /// Evolutionary biologist
Elizabeth Murchison /// Cancer researcher
Cynthia Kenyon /// Biochemist, geneticist
Joe Castillo /// Sand artist
Karol Boudreaux /// Poverty economist

3:45 – 5:30
Session 3: The Dark Side

Misha Glenny /// Underworld investigator
Mikko Hypponen /// Cybersecurity expert
Eddi Reader /// Singer/songwriter
Ben Goldacre /// Debunker
Pamela Meyer /// Lie detector
Karen Tse /// Anti-torture activist

6:00 – 7:45
Session 4: Bodies

Daniel Wolpert /// Movement expert
Sheril Kirshenbaum /// Biologist and writer
Péter Fankhauser /// Roboticist
Marco Tempest /// Techno-illusionist
Jae Rhim Lee /// Artist
Alice Russell /// Singer

Des Moines Public Library Downtown
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309
United States
Event type:
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Des Moines, IA, United States