4818 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
TEDxMinneapolis presents: TED2019 Bigger Than Us!
Bigger Than Us will be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future, mind-expanding creativity and most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for.
The TEDxMinneapolis team will be curating sessions from TED2019 to screen before the talks are available on TED.com. Think of this like a film festival, but instead of film screenings you get a seat in the TED theater, without the price tag!
Session 1: Truth 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Sarah KaySarah 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 DoelemanSheperd Doeleman led the global team behind the Event Horizon Telescope that captured the historic, first-ever image of a black hole.
"Shit in Space"Video interstitial
Carole CadwalladrCarole Cadwalladr is a British investigative journalist and features writer.
Frank LuntzFrank 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 ThurstonBaratunde Thurston is a writer and performer who uses comedy and stories to communicate complex ideas -- and advocate for a better world.
First Aid KitWith their otherworldly harmonies and timeless songwriting, Swedish duo First Aid Kit deliver tough new songs on their 2018 album Ruins.
Hamdi UlukayaHamdi 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 DeutschA pioneer in quantum computation and quantum information theory, David Deutsch now seeks to define the boundaries between the possible and the impossible.
David R. LiuDavid Liu leads a research group that combines chemistry and evolutionary techniques to create revolutionary new medicines.
Brittany PacknettAn activist and podcaster, Brittany Packnett uses any platform she has to teach truth that provokes people to action for the sake of justice.
Roger HanlonRoger 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 BrownWith beguiling feats of magic and hypnosis, Derren Brown explores psychological manipulation and its implications for the human experience.
Doug RobleDoug Roble has found a career combining the things he loves: math, computers, movies and imagination.
Session 3: Possibility 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Judith JamisonJudith Jamison uses dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and fearlessly reaching into the future.
Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin 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 ReidAuthor and entrepreneur Rob Reid writes speculative fiction for Random House.
Nick BostromNick 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-ShamahiElla 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 VescovoIn 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 GadsbyHannah 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 MarantzAndrew Marantz writes narrative journalism about politics, the internet and the way we understand our world.
Kristie EbiAs 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 BerheAsmeret Asefaw Berhe is a global-change scientist passionate about all things related to the science and beauty of soils.
Edward TennerEdward Tenner is an independent writer, speaker and editor analyzing the cultural aspects of technological change.
Matt WalkerMatt Walker is a brain scientist trying to understand why we sleep.
Karen LloydKaren 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
$20 All Day Pass (all four sessions)
$8 Single Session Pass
4818 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
*NOTE: While TED rules dictate that we call this event TEDxMinneapolisLive, we will not have any live speakers in Minneapolis. Yes, we know this is confusing. We apologize on their behalf!
Session 1 Pass - 1 session access
Session 2 Pass - 1 session access
Session 3 Pass - 1 session access
Session 4 Pass - 1 session access
All Day Pass - 4 session access