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TEDx Grand Rapids – 5/10/12
Ideas Worth Spreading – Sustainable Touring
TEDxGrandRapids is about ideas worth spreading, and people worth meeting. Inspired by TED, TEDxGrandRapids invites twelve speakers from around the world to share their best, world-changing ideas. Seven hundred equally fascinating audience members from a diverse cross-section of disciplines, interests and experiences will fill the seats at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
In 2012, TEDxGrandRapids explores the theme, “What now?” The open-ended question is an invitation to participants to reflect on the ideas that matter most in our world, right now.
It’s an honor to be invited to speak and perform at TEDx Grand Rapids. We are very excited to have the opportunity to not only perform our music to close out the conference, but also present a glimpse into the life and practices on the road as a eco-friendly nationally touring band criss-crossing the nation in our waste vegetable oil powered tour van.
The confirmed list of speakers for this years conference are below, but for additional information please visit the TEDx website.
Andrew Dent, Ph.D. - Material Scientist
Bill Sabram - Game Designer
Carla Atwood Hartman - Preservationist
Dance in the Annex - Performers
Ebony Davis - Local Poet
Edwin David Martinez - Coffee Entrepreneur
Edye Evans Hyde - Performer
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. - Medical Pioneer
Kristin M. Tolle, Ph.D. - Research Director
Lesley Carmichael, Ph.D. - Technological Linguist
Linda Chorney - Singer-Songwriter
Linda Ragsdale - Peace Master
LZ Granderson - Sports Columnist
Michael Dowd - Evidential Mystic
Nathan Waterhouse - Human-centered Designer
The Ragbirds - Performers
Vikram Gandhi - Documentary Filmmaker