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Program 2012

The Skills needed in a global economy (Education), the habitat of tomorrow (Environment), and the enterprising spirit to make it all happen (Entrepreneurship). Come join the discussion with leading thinkers, researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs at TEDxUofL 
on March 31, 2012 at Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville. 
Check-in begins at 8:15am at Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville.

Directions to the Ekstrom library.   Parking Information. The Maps at the end of the page below will also help in planning your day.

Full Program Schedule

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 1 : What is the big question?
  • Introductory Talk: Chris Anderson (TED Curator) Pre-Recorded 
  • Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future (Pre-Recorded)
  • William Pierce (VP of Research, University of Louisville) 
  • Kevin Connelly (Non-Profit Expert) 
  • Nat Irvin II (Futurist)

INTERLUDE: Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello Pre-Recorded

10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Session 2 : Educational Challenge
  • Arthur Benjamin’s Formula for Changing Math Education (Pre-recorded)
  • Elizabeth Fuller (Teacher) 
  • Lopa Mehrotra (Innovator) 
  • Jovan D. Rebolledo-Mendez and Keely Brandon (Education Entrepreneurs) 
  • Keith Look (Educator) 
  • Mary Gwen Wheeler (Education Advocate)


1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Session 3 : Environmental Balance
  • Performance: Appalatin (Latin Folk Music) 
  • Cathe Dykstra (Chief Possibility Officer) 
  • Dianna Cohen: Tough truth about plastic pollution (Pre-recorded) 
  • Justin Mog (Sustainability Enthusiast) 
  • Keith Mountain (Glaciologist) 
  • Paul Ewald (Evolutionary Biologist)

INTERLUDE: Andrew Bird’s One-Man Orchestra of the Imagination Pre-Recorded

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Session 4 : Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Performance: Andrea Davidson (Soul/Country Music) 
  • Derek Sivers: How to Start a Movement (Pre-Recorded)
  • David Jones Jr. (Venture Capitalist) 
  • Ted Smith (Economic Developer) 
  • Gill Holland (Entrepreneur) 
  • Matthew Barzun (Entrepreneur)