TEDxChange: The Big Picture

first_imgTEDxChange will be a truly global event, bringing together an online audience of thousands, as well as 190 local simulcast events in 60 countries. TEDxChange convenes a global community who can stimulate conversations on development and bring about change. It’s been thrilling to see the reaction to TEDxChange from the TEDx communities around the world. ConnectConnect with the TEDxChange network on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tedxchange and on Twitter by following at http://twitter.com/tedxchange. Join the Twitter conversation on the hashtag #TEDxChange. Speakers include:Chris Anderson, curator of the TED conferenceJeff Chapin, designer and engineer for IDEOMelinda Gates, co-chair of the world’s largest private philanthropySven Giegold, German EP Member and environmental advocateBaaba Maal, Song writer and artistTheo Sowa, Head of African Women’s Development Fund Melinda Gates on TEDxChange“I have personally seen that, yes, even one person can affect the world. Whether it’s a mother-in-law in India learning a new way to ensure that her grandchild is born safely, or a medic administering lifesaving polio vaccines to hundreds of children—small acts add up. The future is not fixed. We all have a hand in how it plays out. According to our colleagues at TEDxChange, “A central theme of the event will be maternal health and contraceptives. In her talk, Melinda Gates will kick off a long-term initiative to change the global conversation around family planning—beginning at TEDxChange and leading up to the recently announced major family planning summit in July and beyond.” I hope you’ll take part in TEDxChange, whether at a local satellite event where the event will be viewed, watching the webcast online, or by joining the conversation online and in your own communities.” –Melinda Gates TedxChange Simulcast at Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard School of Public Health has organized a simulcast event to be held in collaboration with TEDxChange. Learn more here!Share this: Posted on April 3, 2012October 15, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) TEDxChange is a program and partnership of TED and the Gates Foundation, created to spark global conversations about social issues. The focus of Thursday’s event,  TEDxChange: The Big Picture, will be to challenge traditional thinking around global issues. Event DetailsTEDxChange: The Big PictureThursday, April 5 at 12:30p ESTWebcast Live from Berlin, Germany | http://tedxchange.org About TEDxChangeThe future is not fixed. We all have a hand in how it plays out. TEDxChange is a partnership of TED.com and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, designed to act as a catalyst for global conversations on ideas worth spreading on health, development, and education issues. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Event Livestream DetailsThe TEDxChange event livestream will be available in seven languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, KO, PT, and ZH) at http://tedxchange.org (redirects to custom Facebook page). As of April 4, this page will include a live webcast app which will allow users to toggle between each language.last_img read more