Thursday, February 28th at NIU Rockford
Don't miss the best way to watch TED talks in Rockford! TEDxRockfordLive is a social viewing of TED talks recorded the previous day at TED in Long Beach, CA. TEDxRockfordLive is divided into four sessions throughout the day, and attendees are welcome as many as able. These talks will not be published online until mid-March, so this is an exclusive opportunity to view these talks before the general public has access.
Between events, discuss and create ideas with your fellow attendees. In addition to the breaks, stay for the lunch and the open TEDxRockford committee meeting (RSVP required for the provided lunch at the meeting), and join your fellow attendees after the fourth session for the after-party.
TEDxRockfordLive is free and there is no RSVP to attend! We encourage you to take an entire day to encounter the experiences, visions and ideas of 30 unique, informative and inspiring speakers.
Learn more about the speakers and connect with other TED fans at the TEDxRockford Facebook page.
SESSION 1: Disrupt!
7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Alastair Parvin, Designer
Danny Hillis, Computer theorist
BLACK, Yo-yo champion
Lesley Perkes, Public art instigator
Liu Bolin, Artist
Amanda Palmer, Musician, blogger
Larry Lessig, Legal activist
SESSION 2: Dream!
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rich + Tone Taluega, Creative directors, coreographers
Ellon Musk, Serial entrepreneur
Mary Lou Jepsen, Screen engineer
Taylor Wilson, Nuclear scientist
Ji-Hae Park, Violinist
Stewart Brand, Environmentalist, futurist
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
RSVP if you're attending the 12:30 open meeting and would like a provided lunch (first 25 responses.)
Open Forum TEDxRockford Committee Meeting
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Share your vision and help shape the future of TEDxRockford in this collaborative TEDxRockford committee meeting between sessions.
SESSION 3: Create!
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Martin Villeneuve, Graphic artist, director
Andrew McAfee, Management theorist
Dong Woo Jang, Bow designer
Jinsop Lee, Multi-sense designer
Barb Stuckey, Food creator
Yu "Jordey" Fu, Multifaceted designer
Jacky Myint, Designer
Kate Stone, Shepherd of electrons
Jack Andraka, cancer detector inventor
SESSION 4: Sustain!
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Leyla Acaroglu, Sustainability strategist
Wang Li, Mouth musician
Miranda Yang and Jeanny Yao, Science fair winners
Alex Laskey, Energy software creator
Pedrito Martinez Group, Afro-Cuban alchemists
Michael Green, Architect
Ron Finley, Renegade gardener
Allan Savory, Grassland ecosystem pioneer
7:30 p.m. -
Location to be announced at event
This is a totally FREE event. All are welcome to attend.
Feel free to attend any or all of the sessions.
For more information, click here.
This TEDx event is independently organized.
Stories that Build a Sustainable Community
February 28, 2013
7:45am to 7:30pm
8500 E. State St.
Rockford IL 61108