TEDxSF Explores The Edge of What We Know; Iconic Event Happens on November 16 at the California Academy of Sciences , Ozomatali After Party @ The Red Devil Lounge
TEDxSF IV will feature speakers and entertainers exploring "The Edge of What We Know." This limited seating, ticketed event begins at 4:00 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, November 16 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. TEDxSF will also provide a free live web stream at www.tedxsf.org and twitter feeds using #TEDxSF. The Ozomatali After Party will be at the Red Devil Lounge.
“Our presenters are all working beyond what is accepted and known in their fields. Speakers will discuss the tiniest earth creatures and what we know about the vastness of the universe,” said Christine McCaull, curator for TEDxSF events. “We will hear from people that are pushing the edges of our cultural institutions, too, discussing the future of money, governance and conservation. We will even be exploring aspects of art and consciousness- and of course, as always in any part of the TED community, there will be stunning music to stir the spirit.”
The limited-seating, ticketed event begins at 4:00 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, November 16 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. TEDxSF will also provide a free live web stream at www.tedxsf.org as well as live blogging and twitter feeds using #TEDxSF. The Ozomatali After Party will be at the Red Devil Lounge.
TEDxSF IV: The Edge of What We Know speakers include:
· Curt Smith, co-founder of the seminal group Tears for Fears, will discuss the future of music.
· Dr. Brian Fisher, a world-changing entymologist, will discuss the smallest creatures and their importance to our very existence.
· Dr. Alex Filippenko, one of the most highly sought astronomers, will present his insights into dark energy and our universe’s rampant growth.
· Dr. Ed Moses, internationally recognized expert in laser and optical sciences, will introduce synthetic stars and discuss the future of energy on Earth.
· Tony Deifell, head of Q Media Labs, will discuss seeing beyond sight, and its implications for understanding perception and consciousness.
· Juan Enriquez, Managing Director of Excel Ventures, and leading thinker on
Performances include Poet Molly Fisk and renowned Los Angeles musicians and U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, Ozomatli. In a unique collaboration with academic Josh Kun, the band will mix story and sound to explore the challenges and promises of musical identities in this global age.
Additional presenters include Executive Fellow at the Center for Science, Technology and Society John Kohler; writer and psychotherapist Julia Query, and EcoReserve founder and CEO Colin Wiel.
To register to become a TEDxSF member, for more information on the TEDxSF event, or to watch the event live online, visit www.tedxsf.org . This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
TEDxSF is a network of 2,000 San Francisco/Bay Area leaders and TED attendees who have self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxSF, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine smaller groups to share inspiration and ideas. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. This will be the third San Francisco-based TEDxSF event. Visit www.tedxsf.org to register. Follow TEDxSF on Twitter (twitter.com/TEDxSF) or fan TEDxSF on Facebook for regular updates.
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TEDGlobal 2010, "And Now the Good News," will be held July 13-16, 2010, in Oxford, UK. TED2011, "The Rediscovery of Wonder," will be held February 28-March 4, 2011, in Long Beach, California, with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, California.