x = independently organized TED event

Theme: TEDCity2.0

This event occurred on
September 20, 2013
9:45am - 4:30pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Houston, Texas
United States

Join TEDxHouston for local talks and live simulcast of TEDCity 2.0 on Friday, September 20 at 10:00am. TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders - with live speakers, global conversations and activities.

The live event of TEDCity2.0 will commence at the TimesCenter in New York City. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary, and Courtney Martin, the event will surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and feature an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners. Live-streamed for free, the TEDCity2.0 anchor event will coincide with self organized TEDxCity2.0 events over a 48-hour period. TEDx communities worldwide will envision the cities of our future and share big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions.

Check In: 9:45am

Session 1 : Redefining Citizen: 10 - 11:30am (Hosted by Chris Anderson)

Poverty professor Ananya Roy, exploring the ingenuity of the world's most vulnerable
Peace strategist Mohamed Ali tackles terrorism with entrepreneurial verve
Entrepreneur Eric Liu is reinventing citizenship for the 21st century
Harassment avenger Emily May is reclaiming public safety for women and for all
Mayor Kasim Reed, who's shaping the future of one of America's most diverse cities
Pedestrian freestylers Shem Rajoon, Luciano Acuna Jr., and Masi James of Bklyn Beast push the limits of urban movement

Session 2 : Reinventing Urban Experience: 12 - 1pm (Hosted by Courtney Martin)

Walkability advocate Jeff Speck, who fights against suburban sprawl and bad urban policy
Aural artist Jason Sweeney, reinventing the urban experience through a crowd-sourced public art project
Civic technologist Catherine Bracy is scaling "Code for America" internationally
Radical professor Dennis Dalton, an Ivy Leaguer with a thing for street philosophers
Urban bard Felice Belle is a poetic voice of and on the city

Session 2.0 : Mapping Our Future: 2:00 PM (Hosted by TEDxHouston)

*LIVE Speaker*: Jay Blazek Crossley, Program Development and Research Director for Houston Tomorrow, will speak on how the maps we create and use actually influence how we shape our decisions; and he'll explore how we can choose better paths for our city's future.

Session 3 : Reimagining the City: 2:30 - 4pm (Hosted by John Cary)

Visionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the world
Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of transportation policy in New York City
Robin Nagle, an anthropologist in residence at the NYC dept of sanitation, talks trash
Street performers John Pita and Avi Snow of City of the Sun are flamenco/blues/indie rockers
Place maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more just
Housing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
Sustainability guru Lance Hosey, who's on a mission to make green design beautiful

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5416 Chaucer Drive
Houston, Texas, 77005
United States
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Organizing team


Houston, TX, United States
  • Shawna Forney
  • Jacob Shiach
    Venue Host