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Theme: TEDxChange "Positive Disruption"

This event occurred on
April 3, 2013
1:00pm - 3:00pm -03
(UTC -3hrs)
Sao Paulo, Amazonas

TEDx e a Fundação Bill & Melinda Gates se juntaram para um projeto TEDx muito especial - TEDxChange

Ruptura é geralmente mal recebida. Ela representa caos, conflito e perigo potencial. Nós desencorajamos comportamento disruptivo em nossas casas e em nossas sociedades, muitas vezes favorecendo a passividade e conformidade.
Mas ruptura pode ser um catalisador de mudanças positivas, às vezes vitais. Ela pode desafiar velhas suposições, inflamar conversas, ativar autoridades e expor novas possibilidades. Ruptura pode lançar uma luz única sobre questões difíceis, dando uma nova urgência e perspectiva para os desafios de nossa comunidade global.
No TEDxChange 2013, vamos explorar como a ruptura positiva ajuda a resolver os desafios mais difíceis na área da saúde e do desenvolvimento.

TEDxChange 2013 will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 9:00am PDT in Seattle, Washington. Themed Positive Disruption, TEDxChange 2013 speakers will challenge preconceived ideas, spark discussion, engage leaders and shed light on new perspectives. TED.com will provide a free live stream of TEDxChange in a variety of languages for viewership around the world

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.

To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.


Melinda Gates: Host
Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will host TEDxChange from the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington.

Cathleen Kaveny: Religion, tradition, and modernity
Cathleen Kaveny is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame Law School, and is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.

Halimatou Hima: Investing in girls
Halimatou Hima is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women & Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in her home country of Niger (UNICEF).

Roger Thurow: Shifts in agriculture
Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.

Julie Dixon: Social change
Julie Dixon is the Deputy Director of Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC), an academic initiative that examines the critical role of communication in fostering engagement in social change.

David Fasanya: Youth poet
David Fasanya is a Nigerian-American performance artist and award-winning youth poet residing in Brooklyn, NY.

Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra: Vaccine advocates
We will show a trailer from the feature film Revolutionary Optimists, about how children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. We will then invite Salim and Sikha, two of the children featured prominently in the film, to join onstage for Q&A.

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