TEDxPhoenixChange Talks Geek Culture, Business Growth, and Community Activism
Safwat Saleem for TEDxPhoenixChange
Take notes, Phoenix. This Sunday, TEDxPhoenixChange will take over Tempe History Museum with a goal to explore ideas worth sharing and disrupt communities for good.
If you've been to a TED or TEDx event, you're familiar with the format -- speakers from a variety of backgrounds and professions share ideas, projects, hypotheses, and challenges for a live audience.
This Sunday's event will include a simulcast of TEDxChange: Positive Disruption as well as three live local speakers. Event organizers say TEDxChange is an event created out of a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the TEDx program.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
TicketsSun., Mar. 5, 6:00pm
Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho
TicketsSun., Mar. 12, 3:00pm
TicketsTue., Mar. 14, 7:30pm
The Doo Wop Project
TicketsSat., Mar. 18, 7:30pm
Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne Starring Mary Wilson
TicketsSat., Mar. 25, 7:30pm
Speakers include Bob Beard (who contributes to New Times), Amy Scerra, and Robert Diehl.
If you've read anything by Beard on Jackalope Ranch, you know he's a self-described fan of fandom. He keeps tabs on fan culture and the geek community and founded Arizona PBS Nerd Walk.
Scerra champions female entrepreneurs and works with the Thunderbird School of Global Management to create opportunities for women to connect, share ideas, and promote sustainable business growth.
Diehl is a fixture in the local arts community and is curator of TEDxScottsdale. He's a community activist and focuses on positive chance throughout Phoenix.
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