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Theme: The Age Of Wonderment

This event occurred on
August 25, 2012
8:00am - 6:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Sugar Land, Texas
United States

Our inaugural event theme is The Age of Wonderment. It will be a day of contemplation, big ideas, community initiatives, and reflection on the meaning of it all. To help guide the day’s events we have divided it in four sessions titled: Mystery, Mind, Matter, and Magic.

Each session will provide a window into the work, ideas, and research of renowned scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, journalists, and community leaders, as they shine light on some of the biggest mysteries in the universe.

At TEDxSugarLand we strongly believe in TED‘s vision of galvanizing community around ideas worth spreading. Our presenters will discuss topics ranging from the mysteries of creation, the vastness of the universe, technologies and ramifications involving microgravity research, to unresolved issues surrounding alzheimer’s, cancer, autism, evolution, and design elements of our health-care system.

The day will also bring forth a perspective on the complex nature of our global economy, emergence of local activism driven by social media, important topics in current affairs, vignettes on the creation of the city of Sugar Land, and a delightful medley of performances by world renowned musicians who have roots in and around the city of Sugar Land.

Today, we live in an age where economic surplus and cultural awareness have allowed the human society to devote unprecedented resources (and some of its best minds) to contemplate the nature of things. We are equally fascinated by the magical beauty revealed to us by phenomenons that occur on the very large galactic scales to that which tantalize our imagination with their near-invisibility.

In this golden era of knowledge creation and awareness we invite you to consider joining us and seeing for yourself how Sugar Land finds its sweet spot on the global mosaic.

Clements High School
4200 Elkins Drive
Sugar Land, Texas, 77479
United States
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Organizing team


Sugar Land, TX, United States
  • Easwar Ayyar
    Technology, Co-organizer
  • Rahil Jafry
    Coach, Co-organizer
  • Kim Evans
  • Lee Benner
    Arts Director
  • Sohail Momin
  • Saleena Jafry
  • DJ Scoop
  • Dr. Ethan Crowell
    CHS Liaison