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TEDxChange

http://www.facebook.com/tedxchange

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a strategic partner of the TEDx program, and together we teamed up for a very special project called TEDxChange -- an initiative devoted to ideas worth spreading in the areas of global health and development. The TEDxChange team works with TEDx organizers around the world to help facilitate meaningful discussions on topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development. The TEDxChange initiative also includes a global signature event convened by Melinda Gates and broadcast across the TEDx community. http://www.ted.com/pages/tedxchange_overview

About this event

TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxReghinChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.

Theme: The Big Picture

Preview the Speakers:

ChrisChris Anderson is the curator of the TED Conference, a conference that explores the power of ideas to make a difference in the world. Under his stewardship, over 1000 TED talks have been released free online to a global audience and the TEDx program has allowed hundreds of independently organized TED-like events to be held around the world. 

 

MelindaMelinda Gates serves as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She helps to shape and approve foundation strategies, review results, advocate for the foundation’s issues, and help set the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will discuss family planning and how the ability to plan can change the lives of women and their families and improve whole societies.

Jeff Jeff Chapin is a mechanical engineer and product designer for IDEO. He specializes in designing sanitation solutions for the developing world, and has conducted projects in both Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Jeff will challenge traditional perceptions of ‘design’ by emphasizing the importance of sustainable, market-based systems for developing societies.

 

Sven Sven Giegold is a Member of the European Parliament and one of the founding members of Attac Germany. Sven has dedicated much of his career towards green industry issues. He will talk about the power of collective action, and how the actions of individuals, communities and progressive business can lead to critical changes at a national and international level.

TheoTheo Sowa is an independent advisor and consultant, specialising in international social development with a particular emphasis on children’s rights and protection issues, especially in conflict situations. She is currently the Interim CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund, a pan African women’s grant making organisation. Born in Ghana, she has lived and worked in many countries in Africa, as well as the UK, Europe, and the USA.  Her work includes advisory roles to African and other international women and children’s rights activists and leaders, plus policy development and advocacy with a variety of international agencies and organisations.

BaabaBaaba Maal is a Senegalese singer and guitarist born in Podor, on the Senegal River. Baaba sings primarily in Pulaar and is the foremost promoter of the traditions of the Pulaar-speaking peoples. He has released several albums. In July 2003, Baaba was made a UNDP Youth Emissary. In March 2012 he visited Mauritania with Oxfam to call attention to the humanitarian need resulting from the food crisis in the Sahel. Also an Ambassador for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign, he has become an increasingly vocal champion for the rights of women and girls.

 

http://www.facebook.com/tedxchange?sk=app_133541933424737

Venue and Details:

DOGMA Coffee & Pubs
str. Mihai Viteazul nr.28
Reghin, 545300
Romania

April 6th, 2012 
18:25-18:30 Introduction
18:30-20:00 TEDxChangeBerlin
20:00 After Party

Event Type (what is this?)TED2012 Simulcast (TEDxChange)

This event is invite-only.

Organizer: Sorin Suciu

Tel.: 0747-076.338
e-mail: tedxreghin@gmail.com

LINKS:

TED Website

TEDGlobal 2011

TEDx Blog

TEDxTimisoara

 

TheBigPicture

 

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.