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Ted Talks University of Minnesota Duluth
Tuesday, February 26-Friday, March 1. Four days, 12 Sessions. Over 70 speakers include:
(Top row, l-r) Nilofer Merchant, author; Bono, musician, activist; Ji-Hae Park, violinist; Stewart Brand, environmentalist, futurist. (Second row) Raghava KK, artist; Mary Lou Jepsen, screen engineer; Neil Gershenfeld, physicist, personal fab pioneer. (Third row) Peter Gabriel, musician, activist; Rich + Tone Talauega, creative directors, choreographers; Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur. (Bottom row) Camille Seaman, photographer; Freeman Hrabowski, educator.


The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered: TED2013 Talks at UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth is providing a live broadcast of the TED2013 conference, "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered," in the UMD Tweed Museum of Art from Feb. 26-Mar. 1. For four days, in sections lasting one hour and 45 minutes, 50 people at a time will be able to view the stream coming to UMD from Long Beach, Calif. The TED2013 live broadcast is available for UMD faculty, staff, and students to view without charge. To register, see UMD TED 2013 Registration Form.

The broadcast (see schedule below) will consist of over 70 talks dedicated to business, science, art, politics, economics, modern technologies, and other subjects. The four-day stage program features TED's famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, short talks, video, and other surprises. The list of speakers includes famous entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, musicians, and politicians – people whose ideas and projects are already changing the world. For more information see TED Live.

Past TED Talks have been downloaded more than 500 million times because they feature world-class speakers who talk about “ideas worth spreading” in powerful, but brief, 18-minute presentations.

“Participating in TED2013 will not only give our campus access to speakers who are pioneers and thought leaders, it will also bring different areas of UMD together to discover insights, find inspiration, and begin new collaborations,” said Andrea Schokker, executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Kim Riordan, associate vice chancellor for Outreach and Online Delivery, said the conference models a lifelong learning path for UMD students. The committee planning the event agreed, the topics are relevant to what UMD students are engaged in, interested in, and learning.

UMD is a member of TED2013 and will have the opportunity to replay sessions and presentations, as long as only one user group is logged in at a time. UMD will also be able to network with other college and universities members in TED  "ready rooms" to share notes and ideas.

The TED2013 live broadcast is free for UMD faculty, staff, and students. For more information contact Pat Donahue at To register, see: UMD TED 2013 Registration Form.

Download the poster for this event.

TED2013 SCHEDULE ______________________________________________

UMD faculty, staff and students can register for any of the sessions below. Up to fifty people per session will be able to view the stream in the UMD Tweed Museum of Art. UMD TED 2013 Registration Form

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

1:00 –

Session 1:
Progress Enigma

  • Former Governor, clean energy activist
  • Economist
  • Innovation researcher
  • Roboticist
  • Author
  • Musician, activist
4:15 –

Session 2:
Beautiful Imperfection

  • Photojournalist
  • Marine biologist
  • Photographer
  • Neuroscientist
  • Sociologist and globalization expert
  • Beatboxer and inventor
  • Multimedia artist
7:00 –
Session 3: The Spark
  • Educator
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Passionate reader
  • Inventor
  • Wishmaker
  • Bluegrass musicians
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

10:30am –

Session 4: Disrupt!
  • Robotist
  • Designer
  • Computer theorist
  • Yo-yo champion
  • Public art instigator
  • Musician, blogger
  • Legal activist
1:00 –
Session 5: Dream!
  • Creative directors, choreographers
  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Screen engineer
  • Nuclear scientist
  • Violinist
  • Environmentalist, futurist
4:15 –
Session 6: Create!
  • Graphic artist, director
  • Management theorist
  • Bow designer
  • Multi-sense designer
  • Food creator
  • Multifaceted designer
  • Designer
  • Shepherd of electrons
  • Cancer detector inventor

7:00 –

Session 7: Sustain!
  • Sustainability strategist
  • Mouth musician
  • Science fair winners
  • Energy software maker
  • Afro-Cuban alchemists
  • Architect
  • Renegade gardener
  • Grassland ecosystem pioneer
Thursday, February 28, 2013
1:00 –
Session 8: Coded Meaning
  • Visual grammar engine inventor
  • E-accessibility strategist
  • Graphic designer
  • Artist
  • Linguist
  • Dolphin researcher
  • Science communicator
4:15 –
Session 9:
Indelicate Conversation
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Ornithologist
  • Marketing expert
  • Sanitation champion
  • Undercover journalist
7:00 –
Session 10:
Secret Voices
  • Cognitive psychologist
  • Musician, activist
  • Physicist, personal fab pioneer
  • Computer scientist
  • Connector
  • Artist
  • Activist
  • Research psychologist
Friday, March 1, 2013
10:30am –
Session 11:
Who Are We?
  • Civilization scholar
  • Connector
  • Intelligence researcher
  • Cultural neuroscientist
  • Psychologist
  • Journalist
1:00 –
Session 12:
A Ripple Effect?
  • Charity defender
  • Philosopher, ethicist
  • Kindness catalyst
  • Actor, comedian, playwright
  • Composer, conductor

By Cheryl Reitan, February 2013

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