Join TEDxHouston for local talks and live simulcast of TEDCity 2.0 on Friday, September 20 at 10:00am. TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders - with live speakers, global conversations and activities.The live event of TEDCity2.0 will commence at the TimesCenter in New York City. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary, and Courtney Martin, the event will surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and feature an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners. Live-streamed for free, the TEDCity2.0 anchor event will coincide with self organized TEDxCity2.0 events over a 48-hour period. TEDx communities worldwide will envision the cities of our future and share big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions.Session 1 : Redefining Citizen: 10 - 11:30amHosted by Chris AndersonPoverty professor Ananya Roy, exploring the ingenuity of the world's most vulnerablePeace strategist Mohamed Ali tackles terrorism with entrepreneurial verveEntrepreneur Eric Liu is reinventing citizenship for the 21st centuryHarassment avenger Emily May is reclaiming public safety for women and for allMayor Kasim Reed, who's shaping the future of one of America's most diverse citiesPedestrian freestylers Shem Rajoon, Luciano Acuna Jr., and Masi James of Bklyn Beast push the limits of urban movementSession 2 : Reinventing Urban Experience: 12 - 1pmHosted by Courtney MartinWalkability advocate Jeff Speck, who fights against suburban sprawl and bad urban policyAural artist Jason Sweeney, reinventing the urban experience through a crowd-sourced public art projectCivic technologist Catherine Bracy is scaling "Code for America" internationallyRadical professor Dennis Dalton, an Ivy Leaguer with a thing for street philosophersUrban bard Felice Belle is a poetic voice of and on the citySession 3 : Reimagining the City: 2:30 - 4pmHosted by John CaryVisionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the worldCommissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of transportation policy in New York CityRobin Nagle, an anthropologist in residence at the NYC dept of sanitation, talks trashStreet performers John Pita and Avi Snow of City of the Sun are flamenco/blues/indie rockersPlace maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more justHousing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban DevelopmentSustainability guru Lance Hosey, who's on a mission to make green design beautiful
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 TEDxevent, 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 TEDxevents are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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