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Theme: A New Era

This event occurred on
April 24, 2022
Online, Colorado
United States

We celebrate a new era. The future beckons with Xtraordinary possibilities we couldn’t have dreamt of. We'll watch not yet released TED talks. We'll engage in dialogues about climate, medicine, AI, clean energy in a virtual visit through Vail. How has your world shifted in the ways we work, the ways we learn, and in the fundamental economic and social systems that underpin everything else? Be entertained while we imagine A New Era Together.

While these talks will be awe-inspiring, YOU are the real reason we are assembling this Xperience.

Session 1: Courage
Particle Ink tells epic stories in magical places. Presented by the web3 entertainment technology company Kaleidoco, the Particle Ink metaverse seamlessly blends the virtual and physical worlds through mixed reality technologies. Particle Ink allows people to experience the "2.5th dimension," filled with mind-bending, interactive live portals and next-generation augmented reality technology -- all intended to connect and inspire.
Allyson Felix, Olympian, entrepreneur ~ The most decorated track and field Olympian in history, Allyson is now taking her talents to the business world.
Platon, Portrait photographer, Platon has photographed more world leaders than anyone else in history. His body of work includes portraits of every living US president.
Tiana Epps-Johnson, Technologist ~ At the Center for Tech and Civic Life, Tiana works to make the US election system more modern, inclusive and secure.

Session 2: Intelligence
Thomas J. Oxley, Neurotech entrepreneur ~ Thomas J. Oxley is a brain-computer interface specialist and the founder and CEO of Synchron, a neural interface technology company.
Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster, analyst ~ Garry is esteemed by many as the greatest chess player of all time. Now he’s engaged in a game with far higher stakes: the preservation of freedom and democracy.
Holly Herndon, Multidisciplinary artist ~ Holly is an American multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin.
John C. Mather, Telescope builder ~ WEBB space telescope is dimensionalizing what we can see in space with crystal clarity.

Session 3: Regeneration
Al Gore, Climate advocate, Former Vice President of the USA, ~ Nobel Laureate Gore continues to focus the world's attention on the global climate crisis
Catherine Price, Recovering science journalist ~Catherine believes that fun is a critical component of a fulfilled life — and she has a plan to bring more of it to all of us.
Elon Musk, Serial entrepreneur ~ Elon co-founded and leads Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company.
Leo Lanna, Artistic entomologist ~ Leo Lanna searches for praying mantises in tropical rainforests. With a flashlight and camera, he unveils a vibrantly alien universe of wonder.

BONUS Session!
For those who want to hear the full ELON MUSK interview by TED's Chris Anderson, stay for the full hour of Twittering, thinking, and quandering.

For those who have made a/several meaningful fresh connections, we'll leave the virtual Vail spaces available to you for as long as you wish. Take ideas from the mainstage one step further, interact, learn from and connect with other TEDxers. Lean into meaningful conversations in inspiring local Vail spaces. You don't even need to leave your home!

Online, Colorado, Online
United States
Event type:
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Vail, CO, United States