TEDx Midwest Agenda – October 2011

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Thursday, October 13

4:30-6:30 PM
Session: Courage

  • Alison Levine: Lessons From the Ledge
  • Jerry Mitchell: Lives That Matter
  • Kevin Bacon: Six Degrees: From Cultural Sensation to Action
  • Amory Lovins: The Reinvention of Fire
  • Bill Strickland: The Manchester Bidwell Story

6:30-8:30 PM

Friday, October 14

9:00-10:30 AM
Session: Discovering Our Nature

  • Tony Schwartz: The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working
  • Nancy Etcoff: Science of Beauty
  • Jason Salavon: Three Things About Art
  • John Hodgman: The End is Nigh
  • Paul Nicklen: From Pole to Pole: Diary of a National Geographic Photojournalist


11:30-1:00 PM
Session: The Future

  • Pablos Holman: Inventing for the World’s Biggest Problems
  • Edie Wiener: Not Recession but Transformation
  • The Interrupters: Interrupting Violence
  • Alexis Ohanian: How to Make the World Suck Less
  • Dean Kamen: the Future Belongs to the Innovators – Part 1


2:30-4:00 PM
Session: From Fear to Love

  • Wes Craven: The Nature of Fear
  • Phil Zimbardo: The Nature of Evil and the Making of Heroes
  • Rob Warden: Wrongful Convictions
  • Deb Fallows: The Linguistic Genius of Adults
  • Helen Fisher: The Biology of the Mind


5:00-6:30 PM
Session: Anything’s Possible

  • Daniel Hernandez: An American Hero
  • John Hodgman: That is All
  • Dean Kamen: The Future Belongs to the Innovators – Part 2
  • John Ondrasik: Where Songs Come From

6:30-8:30 PM