Local TEDx Event Tackles Two Major Topics with Renowned Speakers

LIVERMORE, Calif. (April 18, 2013) – How will schools teach in the Cloud era?  How is innovation fostered within communities and what drives     innovation?  How will the workplace evolve?

Find out on June 8th at TEDxLivermore when global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, innovators and local educators present their ideas on the theme:


“Creating our Future: Innovate + Educate”

“TEDxLivermore will ignite the conversation between innovators and educators from a variety of disciplines,“ said Rosalind Hamar, TEDxLivermore organizer and Head of School at Valley Montessori.  “We invite the entire community to join us for a transformative day of stimulating thinking.

“Las Positas College is excited to have a chance to serve as the venue host for this great event for the community.  This is a perfect example of the type of cross-pollination that spurs innovation,” said Kevin Walthers, President, Las Positas College.

TEDxLivermore has been created by civic-minded volunteers. It is supported by Rebellion Lab (Oakland), Valley Montessori School, Las Positas College, Innovation Tri-Valley, Yámana Science & Technology and the Livermore Chamber of Commerce.

TEDxLivermore is open to the public and will be held on June 8th at the Mertes Center for the Arts, Las Positas College.  Tickets are available at $75 per attendee ($65 for educators) and includes Saturday’s daylong discussions and lunch.  The event runs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A limited number of individual and corporate sponsorships for TEDxLivermore are available.  Please contact Roz Hamar at 925.455.8021.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.TEDxLivermore.com

For full list of speakers, please visit http://www.tedxlivermore.com/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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration


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