TEDxValenciaCollegeLive 2014

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On March 19th, 2014 Valencia’s East Campus hosts TEDxValenciaCollegeLive in the atrium of building 3. During this half day 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 TED2014 The Next Chapter taking place March 17th – 21st in Vancouver, Canada. These are talks you won’t want to miss! If you would like more information, click here or on the image below to get the flyer, or if you would like updates, and reminders about the event, text @tedxvcl to 822-900-3652 or Email tedxvcl@mail.remind101.com.


Session 1 Reshape 8:30 – 10:15am

Matthew Carter (Type Designer)

Even if you don’t recognize his name, chances are you’ve seen Matthew Carter’s work — his type designs include some of the world’s most familiar digital fonts.

Amanda Burden (Urban Planner)

As New York’s chief city planner under the Bloomberg administration, Amanda Burden led revitalization of some of the city’s most familiar features — from the High Line to the Brooklyn waterfront.

David Kwong (Cruciverbalist)

David Kwong creates illusions for films and TV, and makes verbal magic as a crossword puzzle maker for the New York Times.

Gavin Schmidt (Climate Scientist)

What goes into a climate model? Gavin Schmidt looks at how we use past and present data to model potential futures.

Michel Laberge (Plasma Physicist)

In a lab near Vancouver, Michel Laberge and his team at General Fusion are building a prototype fusion reactor that mimics the processes of the sun to produce cheap, clean and abundant energy.

Session 2 Reshape 10:15 – 12:00pm

Zak Ebrahim (Peace Activist)

Groomed for terror, Zak Ebrahim instead chose peace. Now he hopes his story will inspire others to reject a path of violence.

Melinda Gates (Philanthropist)

Melinda French Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates (Philanthropist)

A passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, Bill Gates changed the world while leading Microsoft to dizzying success. Now he’s set to do it again with his own style of philanthropy and passion for innovation.

Charmian Gooch (Anti-Corruption Activist)

Global Witness co-founder Charmian Gooch is the 2014 TED Prize winner. At her NGO she exposes how a global architecture of corruption is woven into the extraction and exploitation of natural resources.

Sting (Composer, singer, author, actor, activist)

He’s sold more than 100 million albums and earned 16 Grammy Awards, yet Sting continues to surprise. His fourteenth solo album, The Last Ship, features songs from his Broadway-bound musical of the same name.


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