x = independently organized TED event

Theme: How Learning Happens

This event occurred on
January 21, 2012
9:00am - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Amherst, Massachusetts
United States

We are a group of adult learners and teachers who care deeply about learning. We were inspired to organize TEDxPioneerValley to share ideas about learning that takes place in unexpected ways and places. Our speakers engaged our attendees in an energetic inquiry into what catalyzes learning – across the disciplines, in the arts, in the sciences, in the humanities, and, in fact, everywhere in life. In the process, we cracked open traditional notions about how learning happens.

Amherst College
Stirn Theater
Mead Art Museum
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002
United States
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Organizing team


  • Linda Matys O'Connell
  • Aliza Ansell
  • Allison Reid
    Organizing partner
  • Alan Bloomgarden
    Organizing partner