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    TEDxSanJoaquin Celebrates Revolutionary Ideas at Pacific

    Sep 29, 2011

    In the spirit and tradition of TED, TEDxSanJoaquin - an independently organized event licensed by TED - will take place at University of the Pacific's DeRosa University Center on October 12, 2011.

    This event is themed "Revolutionary Ideas," reflecting the diverse culture and potential that characterizes the Central Valley. TEDxSanJoaquin will demonstrate how this great diversity is catalyzing cutting edge technology, world-class research, great works of art and ingenious social entrepreneurship.

    TEDxSanJoaquin celebrates those achievements with a view towards the significant challenges facing our nation as well as the world. By infusing the world renowned TED platform with the energy and spirit of brilliant Pacific students, faculty, staff, and innovative leaders around the world, TEDxSanJoaquin will foster a continued generation of tantalizing ideas, bold innovation, and hope.

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Registration
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Networking Lunch
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM - TEDxSanJoaquin Talks
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Dinner, Music, Refreshments at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

    Sixteen speakers were handpicked for their inspired thinking and acclaimed accomplishments. In the TED tradition, each speaker is challenged to give "the talk of their life" in 18 minutes or less. These talks will be interspersed with short musical and mind blowing technology demonstrations. The diversity of the speakers, the caliber of the audience, and the uniqueness of the venue promises a memorable and inspiring event.  Please visit www.tedxsanjoaquin.org for a complete list of speakers.  

    This event is presented by the University of the Pacific's Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Tickets are by application and invitation only.  Please apply to attend by October 7, 2011 for consideration at the event website. Additional information regarding ticket sales, event details and viewing instructions for the live simulcast can be found at http://www.tedxsanjoaquin.org/.  

    About TEDx, x = independently organized event

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    About TED

    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

    TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

    For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.  Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

    For additional information regarding TEDxSanJoaquin, please contact event Curator, Spencer Ton, at ston@pacific.edu or (209) 946-7656.

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