TEDxMinneapolis Live

Parkway Theater

April 28, 2019

1:00 PM

TED2019: Bigger than us

Join us to screen talks from TED2019: Bigger Than Us before they are available on TED.com!

$20 All day pass (all four sessions)
$8 Session pass (one session)

Session 1 : Truth 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay is a poet, performer, educator and the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry to entertain, educate and empower students and teachers worldwide.

Sheperd Doeleman
Sheperd Doeleman led the global team behind the Event Horizon Telescope that captured the historic, first-ever image of a black hole.

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Carole Cadwalladr
Carole Cadwalladr is a British investigative journalist and features writer.

Frank Luntz
Frank Luntz, once described by British media personality Sir David Frost as “the Nostradamus of pollsters,” is one of the most influential figures in contemporary politics.

Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston is a writer and performer who uses comedy and stories to communicate complex ideas — and advocate for a better world.

First Aid Kit
With their otherworldly harmonies and timeless songwriting, Swedish duo First Aid Kit deliver tough new songs on their 2018 album Ruins.

Hamdi Ulukaya
Hamdi Ulukaya is a pioneer of the natural food movement and the founder of Chobani, one of the fastest-growing food companies of the last decade.

Session 2: Knowledge  3:30 – 5:30 PM

David Deutsch
A pioneer in quantum computation and quantum information theory, David Deutsch now seeks to define the boundaries between the possible and the impossible.

David R. Liu
David Liu leads a research group that combines chemistry and evolutionary techniques to create revolutionary new medicines.

Brittany Packnett
An activist and podcaster, Brittany Packnett uses any platform she has to teach truth that provokes people to action for the sake of justice.

Roger Hanlon
Roger Hanlon delves into the undersea world of chameleon-like, color-changing marine animals — and the practical applications that will emerge when we crack their secrets.

Derren Brown
With beguiling feats of magic and hypnosis, Derren Brown explores psychological manipulation and its implications for the human experience.

Doug Roble
Doug Roble has found a career combining the things he loves: math, computers, movies and imagination.

Session 3: Possibility  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Judith Jamison
Judith Jamison uses dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and fearlessly reaching into the future.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled 1958 performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.

Rob Reid
Author and entrepreneur Rob Reid writes speculative fiction for Random House.

Nick Bostrom
Nick Bostrom asks big questions: What should we do, as individuals and as a species, to optimize our long-term prospects? Will humanity’s technological advancements ultimately destroy us?

Ella Al-Shamahi
Ella Al-Shamahi is a palaeoanthropologist specializing in fossil hunting in caves in unstable, hostile and disputed territories. In her spare time, she’s a stand-up comic.

Victor Vescovo
In 2019, Victor Vescovo could become the first person to have climbed to the highest point of all the world’s continents as well as descended to the deepest reaches of all its oceans, including the Challenger Deep.

Hannah Gadsby
Hannah Gadsby skewers the straight world’s dismissal and outright hostility toward the LGBTQ community in her stand-up sets, stage performances and television shows.

Session 4: Mystery 8:30 – 10:30 PM

Andrew Marantz
Andrew Marantz writes narrative journalism about politics, the internet and the way we understand our world.

Kristie Ebi
As director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Kristie Ebi studies and develops interventions to help at-risk populations deal with climate change.

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is a global-change scientist passionate about all things related to the science and beauty of soils.

Edward Tenner
Edward Tenner is an independent writer, speaker and editor analyzing the cultural aspects of technological change.

Matt Walker
Matt Walker is a brain scientist trying to understand why we sleep.

Karen Lloyd
Karen Lloyd studies novel groups of microbes in Earth’s deep surface biosphere, collecting them from disparate remote places such as Arctic fjords, volcanoes in Costa Rica, even deep in mud in the Marianas Trench.

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