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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection on a local level. Our event is called TEDxEdina, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides a free license, general guidance, plus certain rules and regulations for all TEDx programs, but all individual TEDx events (including ours)  are self-organized.

All TEDxEdina speakers and organizers are volunteers, passionate about the power of ideas to make our community–and our world–a better place.

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Today, TED covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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TEDxEdina | SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

The Day

8:30 – 9:00am

“The four-ations: implementation of the facilitation of collaboration in education” Maggie Bergeron & Nick Gaudette
“The power of connection: bridging the divide” Vikas Narula

BREAK: Refreshments, yoga/meditation, large-scale collaborative art project, guidebook personalization, reflection and discussion.

“Nanomaterials are everywhere; how do we make them safe?” Christy L. Haynes
“The war changed my life and still affects me” Susan Legender Clarke
“A Lebanese approach to prejudice against muslims” Hanadi Chehabeddine

LUNCH: Refreshments, yoga/meditation, large-scale collaborative art project, guidebook personalization, robotics demonstration, reflection and discussion.

“Explore your humor heritage; create your laughter legacy” Linda Hutchinson
“All is madness; the secret that won’t disappear” June Thiemann
“The prevalence of mental illnesses in youth” McKenna Knapp

“Lessons Learned from the Seat of a Bicycle” Steve Buettner
“No more ‘over there’: how leading US and European companies are sharing their wisdom and know-how to improve food security, nutrition and economic development throughout Africa” Jeff Dykstra