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Theme: The Big Picture

This event occurred on
April 5, 2012
10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Kansas City, Missouri
United States

The current economic climate has drawn our focus to immediate needs closest to home. But now, more than ever, it's critical to keep site of the fact that we are part of interdependent, global community. And too many within that community cannot meet their most basic needs: food, clean water, life-saving medical treatment and vaccines.
We can't proceed with business as usual.

In this TEDxChange, we'll take a step back and look at the big picture: Why should we, as a society, continue to invest in global health and development? How can we work across borders and political boundaries to make positive change? And what returns can we expect on our investments?

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


Telluride, CO, United States
  • John Mulvihill
    Communications Director
  • Frank Jurden
    Local Host / co-organizer
  • Kathryn Orlowski