June 13th 8:30 am – 4:00pm
East Campus Building 3 Atrium
In February, thanks in large part to the Valencia Foundation and the Maguire Family Teacher Endowed Chair, I had the honor of attending TEDActive2013. There, I experienced the true power and wonder of TED.
I was able to speak with Sugata Mitra, the 2013 TED Prize Winner, and hear his plans for the School in the Cloud. I saw new products like an electric skateboard that goes up to 6 miles on a charge, the superhydrophobic Ultra Ever Dry, and a smartphone powered, avatar robot that lets grandparents play with their grandchildren from anywhere in the world. I was blown away by Taylor Wilson, the kid who built a working nuclear fusion reactor in his parents’ garage at the age of 14, who talked about how his new idea for small modular fission reactors that may soon solve the global energy crisis. I was in awe of Stewart Brand’s talk on de-extinction; the reality of Jurrasic Park is apparently closer than we know, and I was mesmerized by artists like Amanda Palmer, Shane Koyczan & Liu Bolin. Of course, these were only 9 of the 85 unbelievable TED talks I experienced in Palm Springs.
I am happy to announce that on June 13th, 2013 Valencia’s East Campus will host TEDxValenciaCollegeLive in the atrium
of building 3. During this day long event, Valencia students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to experience the power and wonder of amazing TED talks. Presented in time-delayed simulcast from the TED Global taking place June 10th – 14th in Edinburgh, Scotland, these are talks you won’t want to miss. We will be simulcasting sessions 4 through 7 of the TED Global line up. You will find a list of speakers with links to their bios below. You can also learn more about the sessions and the speakers at the official TEDGlobal Website.
Session 4: Money Talks – Thursday June 13th from 8:30am – 10:00am
Session 5: Listening to Nature – Thursday June 13th from 10:15am – 12:00pm
Session 6: World on Its Head – Thursday June 13th from 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Session 7: Regeneration – Thursday June 13th from 2:15pm to 4:00pm
TEDxValenciaCollegeLive is an extension of the TEDx program.The event is built around a series of near-live webcast sessions from the 2013 TED Global conference. On Thursday June 13th starting at 8:30am, Valencia will be simulcasting 29 speakers from sessions 4 – 7 of the TED Global event. We are hoping that teachers, students, and TED enthusiasts from around the area will come to experience the sessions and make the most of this TEDx event. Here is the official event link http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/9386.