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This event occurred on
November 15, 2012
5:00pm - 6:30pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)
Tucson, Arizona
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

University Of Arizona Bookstore
1303 University Ave.
Tucson, Arizona, 85719
United States
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John Quinn

John Quinn has written the book Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy, John tells the incredible story of despite being born with cerebral palsy, how he pursued his boyhood dream of a career in the United States Navy. He was able to keep his disability a secret for 20 years and rise with honors to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer!

Emily Eldredge

Emily is a teacher, speaker, TV and radio host, muse, and the creator of the Drawing Out Process. After many years of struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, self-loathing, codependency and other emotional issues, Emily Eldredge discovered the healing power of putting crayons to paper. The Drawing Out Process formed out of Emily’s determination to find a way to permanently release these “inner demons” that plagued her, and the result is an emotional healing technique that has since been dubbed “one of the best emotional healing processes I’ve ever encountered” and “a true gift for your soul and should not be missed.” Since clearing herself of her most sabotaging inner “characters”, Emily guides others through the Process so that they, too, may enjoy lasting freedom, joy, and peace.

Ann Zabludoff

We have invited Dr. Zabludoff to give us a preview of her talk that she’ll give at our main event on December 8. Arizona leads the world in Astronomy and optics. Did you know there is more astronomical glass around the Tucson region than anywhere else in the world? Dr. Zabludoff will give a talk on how we are using a new kind of cosmic telescopes to look for the first stars and galaxies. This research is tied to understanding the formation of the first large structures in the universe (stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies) just after the Big Bang, more than 13 billion years ago.

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Tucson, AZ, United States