TEDxShelburneFallsLive Simulcasts the TED Conference Wednesday, February 27 at GCC

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 Theme: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.

TED = Technology. Entertainment. Design
x = independently organized TED event
Live = livestream simulcast

Each year, the world’s leading thinkers and doers gather for an event many describe as the highlight of their year. Attendees have called it “The ultimate brain spa” and “A 4-day journey into the future, in the company of those creating it.”

Can’t manage to get tickets to the always-sold-out, $7,500/seat flagship TED conference in Long Beach, CA? Heard about how innovative thinkers from Western Mass. had a blast networking and listening to each other speak on a variety of interesting and controversial topics at the premier TEDxShelburneFalls event on Nov. 3, 2012? Would you enjoy learning and talking with local thinkers and doers about how the ideas presented at TED2013 can be used to change our community?  Come join like-minded individuals at the free TEDxShelburneFallsLive simulcast of Day 3 of the TED conference: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered. on Wednesday February 27th to be inspired, share ideas and make a difference.

The free “TEDxLive” event will take place at Greenfield Community College, just 15 short minutes from Shelburne Falls and will feature an incredible line-up of 30 international speakers from various industries presenting in four 105-minute sessions throughout the day. An introduction to TED conferences session will be screened at 10 am before the simulcast for those interested in learning how TED’s initiatives are turning ideas into action, in a lively session all about TED.  Sessions will feature 7-8 live talks apiece between 11:30 am and 10 pm. No local live speakers will talk, but members of the TEDxShelburneFalls community will be on hand to host. Register now; seats are limited.

The schedule of sessions for Day 3 of TED2013: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered. is, below. See the TED.com website for full speaker info for Sessions 4-7.

11:15 am – 11:30 am, Welcome

11:30 am – 1:15 pm, Session 4: Disrupt!
Alastair Parvin, designer
Danny Hillis, computer theorist
BLACK, yo-yo champion
Lesley Perkes, public art instigator
Liu Bolin, artist
Amanda Palmer, musician and blogger
Larry Lessig, legal activist

2 pm – 3:45 pm, Session 5: Dream!
Rich + Tone Talauega, creative directors and choreographers
Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur Mary Lou Jepsen, screen engineer
Taylor Wilson, nuclear scientist
Ji-Hae Park, violinist
Stewart Brand, environmentalist and futurist   

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm, Session 6: Create!
Martin Villineuve, graphic artist and director
Dong Woo Jang, bow designer
Jinsop Lee, multi-sense designer
Barb Stuckey, food creator
Yu “Jordy” Fu, multifaceted designer
Kate Stone, shepherdess of electrons
Jack Andraka, cancer detector inventor

8 pm – 9:45 pm, Session 7: Sustain!
Leyla Acaroglu, sustainability strategist
Allan Savory, grassland ecosystem pioneer
Wang Li, mouth musician
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, science fair winners
Alex Laskey, energy software maker
Pedrito Martinez Group, Afro-Cuban alchemists
Michael Green, architect
Ron Finley, renegade gardener

10 pm – 11 pm, After-party/conversation period
99 Restaurant, 17 Colrain Rd., Greenfield MA
Cash bar; kitchen closes at 10:30 pm

Additional Information
Wednesday February 27, 2013 – 10 am – 11 pm
Greenfield Community College, Sloan Theater, Ground Floor – Main Bldg., College Drive, Greenfield, MA
Tickets are FREE but registration is required to ensure your seat for each session. Walk-ins welcome.

About TEDxLive TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program, launched by TED in 2010. TEDxLive events are TEDx events built around the live webcast of TED Conferences. TEDxLive events enable TED enthusiasts all over the world to experience live sessions of the TED Conference; events can be simple viewing events, and may also host live speakers.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks, video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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