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Theme: Right Now

This event occurred on
February 19, 2011
10:00am - 6:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Austin, Texas
United States

"We can choose to act right now. We can choose the quality of our action - doing right, now. And we choose to live in Austin --a place that's so right, especially now. Welcome to TEDxAustin 2011 Right Now."

This year's event (the second for Austin) was designed specifically to engage our community in the ideas, issues and conversations we need to be aware of right now. And to provide a platform to help folks get more involved in the topics that most grab their attention.

We also worked hard to bring this theme to life via a highly experiential XLab which surrounded the main event; it was curated to include 11 installations that shared an idea in a provocative, multi-sensory way, hands-on way.

Austin Music Hall
Austin, Texas, 78701
United States
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Organizing team


Austin, TX, United States
  • Jen Spencer
    Co-Curator | Connection + Sponsorship Maven (Jen Spencer Coaches)
  • Stacy Weitzner
    Co-Curator | Voice + Vibe of TEDxAustin (Bold Muse Creative)
  • Romy Suskin
    Experience Designer + XLab Curator Extraordinaire
  • Shannon Mehner
    Speaker Liaison + Systems Specialist Whiz
  • Nancy Giordano
    Licensee | Chief Curator + Ideas Wrangler (Play Big, Inc.)
  • Kelley Burrus
    Event Shimmer + Shine Specialist (Clink Events)
  • Jerry Giordano
    XLab Ideation + Ted-of-All-Trades (writer.strategic envoy)
  • Mary Baird-Wilcock
    Event Planning + Organizational Rockstar (The Simplifiers)
  • Lionel Felix
    Tech Wrangler + Possibility Creator (Enfatico / WPP)
  • Jennifer Loveland
    Application + Data Dynamo (Dell)