Local TEDxChange events have big plans

Posted by: Emily McManus

Cross-posted from the TEDx blog: On Monday, September 20, TED and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-host TEDxChange, a TEDx event that focuses on the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations 10 years ago. TEDxChange will look at how we’ve done in the past decade to meet the goals, and what needs to be done to ensure the health and well-being of future generations.

The event will include speakers Melinda French Gates, Gra├ža Machel, Hans Rosling and Mechai Viravaidya, and a performance from Bajah + The Dry Eye.

But the conversation won’t end that day, or even in New York.

Around the world, TEDx organizers will be hosting webcast events of TEDxChange, and some will curate their own set of speakers and programming:

TEDxAmsterdam will be hosting an interactive dinner, inviting 8 African entrepreneurs to present their ideas to 100 change-makers from Amsterdam with the goal of gaining real, actionable support for their projects.

In Spain, TEDxMadrid has curated an audience of representatives from the UN, local representatives from the Millennium Development Goals campaign, local philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, NGOs and individuals interested in accomplishing the MDGs, with the goal to foster the growth of a community of people whose goals align with the MDGs.

TEDxBuenosAires‘ speaker lineup includes Jorge Gronda, Toty Flores and Martin Churba, all of whom are helping the country think outside the box in terms of business, social activism and humanitarian work.

TEDxNashville will host their event in a theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and confirmed speakers include Trapper Markelz, who will discuss how the online gaming industry can encourage people to think differently about their health, and Nicholas Christakis, an expert in social network analytics …

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