February 16, 2012
The public is invited to attend a live webcast of TED2012 at Arizona State University’s West campus, held from 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m., Feb. 29. TEDxLive is hosted by Barrett, The Honors College at the West campus and will be held in Barrett Suite, room 201 of the University Center Building at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.
TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) is a nonprofit organization that hosts conferences in which individuals from all industries and backgrounds meet to discuss ideas worth spreading. The free talks cover a wide range of topics including social issues, developing technologies, and questioning what it means to be human. The organization has developed over the last few years to encompass a wide range of global events, as well as giving rise to a vibrant online community.
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TEDx events are held by independent organizations that receive special licenses from TED to hold free screenings and talks. In addition to simulcasting the Feb. 29 event to be held in Irvine, Calif., Barrett at the West campus will use TED resources on an ongoing basis to help enrich the intellectual experience of Barrett students.
“Through hosting live TEDx events held here in the Valley, the Barrett mission is simple – we are dedicated to fostering an honors community where ideas are actualized to bring about social change both locally and globally,” said Ramsey Eric Ramsey, associate dean of Barrett at the West campus. “We invite Valley residents to join the campus community on Feb. 29 to hear and discuss the ideas worth spreading at TED2012.”
The day’s schedule includes “The Lab” from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.; “The Earth” from noon to 1:45 p.m.; “The Crowd” from 3:15 to 5 p.m.; and the announcement of the TED Prize from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Numerous speakers from a range of backgrounds and fields will be featured.
Attendees at TEDxLive may stay for the entire day’s schedule or drop by for shorter time periods. Admission is free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food will be served throughout the day.
For more information, visit barrettwest.asu.edu/tedx or call (602) 543-3410.