TEDxChange Park City April 5

TEDxChange ParkCity 2013 : Positive Disruption
April 3, 2013
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

 The Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, Park City

About TEDx

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxParkCityChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 3rd that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2012.

Free to members of the Park City Performing Arts Foundation.
Participation is limited. Reserve your spot today: 435-655-3114.

TEDxChange 2013 — themed Positive Disruption — is coming to Park City's Eccles Center on April 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. To 1:00 p.m. (details and exact times tbd). This is the third consecutive year that Park City has participated in TEDxChange with Melinda Gates hosting the live stream (this year from Seattle) with local Park City speakers on the Eccles stage.

Seattle speakers include:

  • 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, who will speak on religion, tradition and modernity, 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 will speak to investing in girls and is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government at 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 who will address shifts in agriculture, 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.

  • The event will also feature a trailer from the feature film Revolutionary Optimists, about how children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. Two children from the film, Salim and Sikha will be there for some Q&A. Local Park City speakers are to be announced.


    This event is free to members of the Park City Performing Arts Foundation. Individual annual memberships begin at $25. $100 memberships include early lawn entrance to St. Regis Big Stars Bright Lights summer concerts at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Lodge.

    Call 435-655-3114 to buy or renew your membership and reserve your spot for TEDxChangePark City 2013, or buy a membership online at ecclescenter.org


    Previous TEDx Events ------

    TEDxWomen

    TEDxWomen – December 1, 2012

    A TEDxWomen event is a TEDx event featuring the webcast of TEDxWomen — a TEDx event hosted by Pat Mitchell and the Paley Center for Media. Licenses are currently available to host a TEDx event in collaboration with TEDxWomen. Please be sure to read the rules below carefully before applying.

    TEDxWomen — hosted by Pat Mitchell and the Paley Center for Media – takes place on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

    TEDxWomen – themed The Space Between — will live stream to the global TEDx community. Organizers of TEDxWomen events will watch the livestream of TEDxWomen, and have the opportunity to host local speakers.


    TEDxChange – April 5, 2012 – Live from Berlin

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a strategic partner of the TEDx program, and together we teamed up for a very special project called TEDxChange — an initiative devoted to ideas worth spreading in the areas of global health and development. The TEDxChange team works with TEDx organizers around the world to help facilitate meaningful discussions on topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development. The TEDxChange initiative also includes a global signature event convened by Melinda Gates and broadcast across the TEDx community.

    Our local speakers Live at the Eccles Center:

    • Paul Johnston, Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science at Brigham Young University
    • Dr. Nassir Marrouche, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research & Management Center (CARMA). He is also the Director of the Electrophysiology Lab, the Atrial Fibrillation Program at University of Utah Hospital
    • Mary Beth Maziarz,  professional songwriter, author, and creative workshop facilitator, who helps individuals and groups bring their creative ideas to life by tapping into unique forms of focus and inspiration
    • Donna McAleer, inspirational speaker addressing the topics of leadership, role models, team building and boundary breaking.
    • Lavinia Spalding, award-winning food and travel writer, a journaling advocate, and a lapsed Luddite. Author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler

    TEDx April 5, 2012 speakers

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