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TedxChange 2013 Broadcast Tomorrow at UH-Hilo

Posted April 2, 2013, 06:30 AM HST Updated April 2, 2013, 10:29 AM HST
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TedxHilo will broadcast TedxChange2013 live from Seattle tomorrow at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in Room UCB 100 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This free public event is one of more than 200 TEDxChange live broadcasts happening around the world on April 3.

Convened by Melinda French Gates, the theme of TEDxChange 2013 is positive disruption.

The event will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. Speakers will challenge preconceived ideas, spark discussion, engage leaders, and shed light on new perspectives.

Speakers for the April 3 event include Melinda Gates, Julie Dixon, David Fasanya, Salim Shekh, Sikha Patra and Halimatou Hima.

A TedxHilo organizer meeting will be held after the discussion.

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

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At a TED conference, leading thinkers and doers from around the world speak for 18 minutes and their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers.

At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, Calif., along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

To get to Room UCB 100 at UH-Hilo, turn into the campus main entrance at the stop light off Kawili St. Beyond the security booth on the left there is a staircase. The door to UCB 100 is at the top of that staircase.

For more information, email jen@tedxhilo.com or call 936-1415, or visit tedxhilo.com.

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