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Check out the Downtown Phoenix Simulcast of TED 2011 on March 2

[Source: Robert Diehl]

For the first time in its history, the TED conference is available for one day to be experienced as it happens FREE OF CHARGE.

The day is broken down into 90 minute speakers’ segments from 9:30AM until 7:45PM, so you can attend any segment that has special interest for you.  Please consider attending at least one of them.  Please also consider inviting anyone/everyone you know to take advantage of this historic opportunity.

The venue is in downtown Phoenix at Trinity Epescopal Cathedral. Roosevelt Road and Central Avenue [RoRo].  The simulcast is available under the TEDxScottsdale license [x=independently organized TED event], and is called TEDxScottsdaleLive.

Details, including the speakers schedule, and Regsitration can be accessed via this link:

More information on TED, the TED 2011 conference and TEDx can be accessed via this link:

Apply to Attend TEDxPHXDC in downtown Phoenix

[Source: New Times’ Jacaklope Ranch]

View from the PURL balcony. Photograph by HH Studio

TEDxPHXDC may look like just a lot of capital letters, but rest assured—it’s a locally based TED, or speaking series event, hosted by the Phoenix design community.

This year’s theme, Urban Catalysts, will bring several local design minds to talk urban design and ideas in Phoenix’s urban environment on January 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Urban Research Lab (or PURL).

Decryption complete. Now you just have to get a ticket.

Local designer and TEDxPHXDC coordinator Mark Dudlik says this year’s speakers were chosen because they’re “trying to help Phoenix be as great as it can be.”

Speakers include Cindi Farmer, a designer for the provost at ASU, Peter Wolf, an ASU lecturer and “recovering engineer,” and Michael Levine, an engineer and artist [ed. and DVC’s own Jim McPherson!], to name a few. Dudlik says full speaker biographies will be available online by the end of the week.

You can apply to attend TEDxPHXDC on its website through January 20. Event coordinators will then send out notifications and attendance is $10.

TEDx is coming to Downtown Phoenix!

It’s that time of year again, it’s time for TEDxPhoenix 2010!  TEDxPhoenix will host their second TEDx event on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 from 11:00am to 7:00pm at the Eight KAET PBS Studios in Downtown Phoenix.


This year’s event is building off the theme for TED2010 – “What the World Needs Now” – and what we feel the world and Phoenix needs now are more Optimists & Catalysts.

That’s why this year, we’re bringing you a full day of thought-provoking talks by some of the Valley’s most inspirational and innovative thinkers and doers — individuals who have spoken at PopTech, survived civil war, made the list of the Valley’s most intriguing individuals, championed local movements, represented the Navajo Nation, made regular appearances on The Science Channel, have spoken at the Googleplex, and authored books on science, entrepreneurship, and design.

Speakers will include:

Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Jany Deng, Kimber Lanning, Jay Rogers, Bob Grossfeld, Prasad Boradkar, Pamela Slim, Jolyana Bitsuie, Margaret Regan, Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Eric Torres, Nina Miller, Goran Konjevod, Helene Neville, and a performance by Dry River Yacht Club.

For a full list of TEDxPhoenix 2010 speakers, please visit the speaker page. In addition, selected TEDTalks videos will showcase some of the world’s most renowned speakers.

TEDxPhoenix is the Phoenix-metro’s opportunity to help make our local and global communities a better place through big ideas worth sharing and doing.

—Tomas Carrillo, TEDxPhoenix Curator

In addition to witnessing these great talks, attendees will also be treated to the most TED-like event that Arizona has witnessed thus far. We’ve been working around the clock to ensure that attendees get to experience the electric atmosphere of TED from the TED-like badges all the way down to the free coffee, snacks, drinks, and gift bags. In addition, attendees will get to enjoy a free catered lunch in the Civic Space Park.

All of this is not being done to simply pamper attendees, but instead is being done to promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas.  This is an event focused on ideas worth sharing, spreading, AND doing!

Tickets for the event run $50 and are first come, first served so once they run out, they’re gone! In addition, all proceeds go toward paying for our event costs as TEDxPhoenix is a not-for-profit event run by unpaid volunteers. If $50 seems high, consider that it’s less than 1% of the cost of the TED Conference and less than half the cost of most local conferences.


We hope you will join us for TEDxPhoenix 2010 and take part in an event that is quickly becoming a global laboratory for the spreading of ideas, as well as becoming part of a global revolution in education.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.  TEDx is a program of local, not-for-profit, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  At TEDx events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxPhoenix, are self-organized independent events operated under license from TED.

About TEDxPhoenix

x = independently organized event

TEDxPhoenix is a not-for-profit community organized and run event.  A team of volunteers plans and stage the event, and support is sought through donations from local Valley businesses and organizations.  The goal of TEDxPhoenix is to help spread ideas capable of changing the Valley as well as the world.

To learn more about TEDxPhoenix, see the TEDxPhoenix website where you can also sign up to receive email updates, or join the TEDxPhoenix community by following TEDxPhoenix on Twitter or the TEDxPhoenix Facebook page.

If you would like more information about TEDxPhoenix, please call Tomas Carrillo at (480) 329-5526 or by email.

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