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Theme: Health, Environment & Social Campaigns!

This event occurred on
April 5, 2012
8:00am - 11:59am PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Irvine, California
United States


TEDxChange 2012 – April 5, 2012, live from Berlin
Convened by Melinda French Gates. Hosted by Chris Anderson.

Local time: 8 AM to noon (with local speakers) at Reel Theater at Irvine Village Apt. Homes

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.

On April 5, 2012, 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?

Speakers (Webcast)

Melinda Gates
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sven Giegold
Distinguished Member
European Parliament

Jeff Chapin

Theo Sowa
Independent Advisor
International Social Development

Baaba Maal
Singer & Guitarist
The champion for the rights of women and girls

Chris Anderson
TED Conference

Local Speakers from Southern California

Arman Sadeghi
All Green Electronics Recycling
Topic: The negative health impact of electronic recycling

Annabel ruffell
Founder & Producer
Journey for Earth Web Series
Topic: The Journey for Earth – Humans, Animals & the Environment

Dr. Mahtab Jafari
Professor and Scientist
The University of California - Irvine
Topic: World Health - My grandmother never took dietary supplements!!

Mina Shah
Anthony Robbins Companies
Topic: "Water" you talking about?

Koz Khosravani
Web 2.0 Marketing Systems LLC
Topic: From “Kony 2012” to “Israel Loves Iran” global social media campaigns for change – Good ideas with mixed results!

The Village Apt. Homes Reel Theater
50 Prism
Irvine, California, 92618
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


Irvine, CA, United States
  • Koz Khosravani