A Stimulating Day of Presentations
(Los Alamos, NM, February 20, 2012) TEDx PajaritoLive, a live simulcast of the February 29th sessions being presented at TED2012 in Long Beach will take place on Wednesday, February 29th between the hours of 9:30 am and 7:45 pm at the Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock. The overall theme of TED2012 is "Full Spectrum." From the TED2012 conference program: "From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, we are assembling our most diverse group of speakers ever for TED2012, with just this in common: they have something remarkable to share, and they are able to share it in a remarkable way. We're inviting them to develop "full spectrum" presentations: blizzards of images, new uses of music, extravagant use of under-used senses, intricate choreography between speaker and screen, new ways of involving the audience, breakthroughs in animation, and intense, campfire-style storytelling." The TED2012 conference program may be viewed at http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxPajaritoLive, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxPajaritoLive event, local participants will have the opportunity to listen in on a day's worth of sessions and events live from TED2012 in Long Beach.
Session Themes include:
"The Lab" (9:30:11:15) with talks and presentations by roboticist Henrik Scharfe, Regina Dugan (Director of DARPA), technologist Jack Choi, techno-illusionist Marco Tempest, and materials engineer Donald Sadoway.
"The Earth" (noon - 1:45) with talks and presentations by natural history filmmaker Karen Bass, photographer Sharon Beals, anthropologist Wade Davis, climatologist James Hansen, entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, and theater company Civilians Investigative Theater.
"The Crowd" (3:15 - 5) with talks and presentations by organist Cameron Carpenter, social entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, crowdsourcing advocate Lior Zoref, code activist Jen Pahlka, "secret keeper" Frank Warren, and musician Reggie Watts.
"The City" (6 - 7:45) with talks and presentations by street artist JR, economist Edward Glaeser, Eduardo Paes (Mayor of Rio de Janeiro), Suja Lowenthal (Vice mayor of Long Beach), and the Mama Foundation Gospel for Teens teen choir.
TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program, launched by TED in 2010. TEDxLive events are TEDx events built around the live webcast of TED Conferences. TEDxLive events enable TED enthusiasts all over the world to experience live sessions of the TED Conference;