x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Revolutionizing Education

This event occurred on
May 24, 2011
6:00pm - 7:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

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= = About TEDxPhoenixSalon = =

The TEDxPhoenixSalon series is an intimate and casual meet-up aimed to spark creative engagement amongst the local Phoenix-Metro community. It's a gathering of curious minds, and a place to explore new ideas and ways of thinking.

For our May 24th, 2011 TEDxPhoenixSalon, we watched TEDTalks by Salman Khan, Dave Eggers and John Hunter as we set out to answer the following question: "Is the education revolution closer than we think?"

= = TEDxPhoenixSalon Calls to Action! = =

Here is a short list of items that were covered during the event, and we encourage you to check them out in the case that you're interested in exploring, sharing, and engaging in these efforts:

- Salman's Khan Academy is an amazing educational resource that is freely available by visiting the Khan Academy website at:

- Dave Egger's 5-minute version of his TEDTalk was shown at the Salon, and you can watch the entire talk at the link found in the "TEDTalks shown" list below. In addition, here's a link to the Once Upon a School site featured in Egger's talk.

- If you're interested in opening an 826 chapter like the one featured in Egger's TEDTalk, then check out the 826 National chapter application page. There are currently 826 chapters located in New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, DC.

- John Hunter's World Peace Game is being featured in the 'World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements' documentary that was mentioned in Hunter's TEDTalk. The film is currently being screened in Massachusetts, Georgia and North Carolina, and those interested in hosting a screening here in Arizona can email screenings[at] for more information.

You can learn more about the film and Hunter's World Peace Game Foundation at the following url:


234 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona, 85004
United States
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Chandler, AZ, United States