TEDxKyotoChange 2013

Positive Disruption

Announcing TEDxKyotoChange 2013!

Please join us for TEDxKyotoChange 2013
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 19:00 – 21:30 (Doors Open 18:30 - seating is limited to first 150 people)

Venue: 立命館大学充光館301(地下シアター)

Fee: general admission 1000 JPY - students 500 JPY (includes refreshments)

18:30 – 19:00 Doors Open・Registration
19:00 – 20:30 TEDxChange Livestream
20:30 – 21:30 Refreshments and Discussion

One of more than 200 TEDxChange events happening around the world. TEDxChange will take place in Seattle, Washington and we will be gathering together to for a relaxed, informal evening to watch the archived broadcast of the event (note the stream will be in English). Themed Positive Disruption, TEDxChange 2013 speakers will challenge preconceived ideas, spark discussion, engage leaders and shed light on new perspectives.

TEDxChange 2013 - Convened by Melinda French Gates.
Theme: Positive Disruption

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.

Melinda Gates: HostMelinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will host TEDxChange from the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington.

Cathleen Kaveny: Religion, tradition, and modernityCathleen Kaveny is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame Law School, and is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.

Halimatou Hima: Investing in girlsHalimatou Hima is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women & Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in her home country of Niger (UNICEF).

Roger Thurow: Shifts in agricultureRoger Thurow joined the Chicago Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.

Julie Dixon: Social changeJulie Dixon is the Deputy Director of Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC), an academic initiative that examines the critical role of communication in fostering engagement in social change.

David Fasanya: Youth poetDavid Fasanya is a Nigerian-American performance artist and award-winning youth poet residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra: Vaccine advocatesWe will show a trailer from the feature film Revolutionary Optimists, about how children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. We will then invite Salim and Sikha, two of the children featured prominently in the film, to join onstage for Q&A.

Refreshments and discussion will follow the broadcast. Bring ideas for future TEDxKyoto events!

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates. TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and may also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxKyotoChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 3rd (4th in Japan) that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2012.
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General Admission ¥1,000
Students ¥500
General Admission ¥1,000
Students ¥500
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〒603-8577 京都市北区等持院北町56-1 Japan