Photo James Duncan DavidsonI'm a big fan of the TED conferences. A new TEDxOilSpill group has formed with a presentation scheduled for June 28, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Right now the TEDxOilSpill group is on a week long expedition in the Gulf region to document, film and bring first hand information to the conference. See a slideshow of their photographs here. Some of the speakers will be Philippe Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and David Gallo.
Photo James Duncan Davidson
You can watch this TED event from anywhere in the world as there will be live streaming of the event. From their website:
TEDxOilSpill will explore new ideas for our energy future, and how we can mitigate the current crisis in the Gulf.
TED conferences bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers for a series of talks, presentations and performances. TEDxOilSpill will tackle the tough questions raised by the recent and ongoing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics will include mitigation of the spill and the impending cleanup efforts; energy alternatives; policy and economics; as well as new technology that can help us build a self-reliant culture.
What can you expect to see? Speakers at TED events – some of the world’s most fascinating, innovative and influential individuals – are challenged to give “the talk of their life” in 18 minutes or less. Attendees are as exceptional as the speakers. Sharing and connection happens from the stage or in the lounge. It’s the conversation that will change your life.
TEDxOilSpill will be held June 28, 2010, and will follow the TED form and spirit.
Learn more about TEDx OilSpill: Speakers – Registering – Attending the event – About TED
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxOilSpill, live speakers will spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.