February 28, 2012

Live webcast of TED conference to be tomorrow

A live webcast of portions of the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., will be broadcast from 10:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The sessions will be split between two rooms in Light Hall.

TED is a conference devoted to spreading ideas in technology, science, and culture. Leaders from different disciplines are invited to give an 18 minute (or less) talk, sharing their ideas and research. More information and archived videos of past talks can be found at: www.ted.com

Those interested may come by for a couple of talks or stay for the whole day.

The schedule of talks is as follows:

SESSION 4: 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  431 Light Hall
Henrik Schärfe - roboticist
Regina Dugan - director of DARPA
Jack Choi - technologist
Marco Tempest - techno-illusionist
Donald Sadoway - materials engineer
Julie Burstein - writer and radio producer

SESSION 5: 1 - 2:45 p.m. in 407 Light Hall
Karen Bass - natural history filmmaker
Sharon Beals - photographer
Wade Davis - anthropologist, ethnobotanist
James Hansen - climatologist
T. Boone Pickens - entrepreneur and energy theorist
Civilians Investigative Theater - theater company

SESSION 6: 4:15-6 p.m.  407 Light Hall
Cameron Carpenter - organist
Reid Hoffman - social entrepreneur
Lior Zoref - crowd sourcing advocate
Jen Pahlka - code activist
Frank Warren - secret keeper
Reggie Watts - vocalist, beatboxer, comedian

SESSION 7: 7-8:45 p.m.  407 Light Hall
JR - street artist
Edward Glaeser - economist
Eduardo Paes - mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Suja Lowenthal - vice mayor of Long Beach
Mama Foundation Gospel for Teens - teen choir

RSVP is preferred but not required, and may be made to hilyna.gebre-amlak@vanderbilt.edu (please indicate which sessions/talks you are interested in).

More information about each speaker can be found at: