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TEDxSMU Tuesday 2.8.11

Mind Body Connection Medicine/Healing National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine- NIH Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)—more specifically, a CAM whole medical [...]

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2011 Dates…

…are out! Find out more: TEDxKids @SMU – 12.2.11 TEDxKids @SMU continues to grow and engage middle school students from across DFW. Click on the link above to learn more. TEDxSMU – 12.3.11 At TEDxSMU III, we’re talking about Disruption. Click on the link above to learn more. Here’s the news release: TEDxSMU 2011 Date [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 1.25.11

Great Apes and Bonobos Great Ape Trust is a scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence. Announced in 2002 and receiving its first ape residents in 2004, Great Ape Trust is home to a colony of six bonobos involved in noninvasive interdisciplinary [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 1.18.11

As a follow up to our conversation about Haiti and the challenges it faces in rebuilding, we’ve put together a list of resources for further exploration in the areas of architecture/engineering, politics, healthcare, and microfinance. Architecture/Engineering Haiti’s Quake, One Year Later: It’s the Rubble, Stupid! Time, January 12, 2011 “[Rubble removal] requires massive funding, and [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesdays

TEDxSMU Tuesdays are off to a great start! In collaboration with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab, we’re presenting a TEDTalk and facilitating engaging discussions with members of the SMU and Dallas communities. We’ll host this brown bag series every Tuesday of the spring semester. The topic changes every week, so join us as often as [...]

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TEDxKIDS @SMU – the results are in!

The results of TEDxKIDS @SMU 2010 continue to amaze and inspire us. At the conference, we saw 300 middle school students learning about evolution courtesy of a Canadian rapper, believing in the impossible through the EyeWriter, supporting peers who spoke about micro-lending, politics, poetry. The energy in the room was infectious, even catching Mayor Tom [...]

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How do you create a sustainable conference lunch?

Now that we’re through the pomp and circumstance of the actual TEDxSMU event, we’re in the process of wrap up and debrief. One of the major issues we keep coming back to is how to provide quality food service for a 500+ person conference in a manner that’s as sustainable as possible. During the 2009 [...]

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Wrapping Up – TEDxSMU 2010

We got a chance to see more than 20 great speakers and performers on Saturday at TEDxSMU. Amid such a diverse group, there were still several key themes running through the day TEDxSMU. Importance of the Arts Our venue at TEDxSMU 2010 was a testament to how important the arts are. Yet many of our [...]

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Session #3: Link Roundup

Ray Zahab: Impossible2Possible website Stephen Mills: Ballet Austin website Footnotes for Lost/The Holocaust and Humanity Project Andres Diaz: Andres Diaz official website Cari Guittard Business for Diplomatic Action website Omar Jahwar: Vision Regeneration website David Stern: Temple Emanu-El website – John Keehler

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Interview: Mick Ebeling

We got the chance to ask a few questions to one of our speakers, Mick Ebeling. His talk is session #1 was today was about the project that started The Not Impossible Foundation, The Eyewriter, for his friend, the famous street artist and ALS patient, Tempt. You spoke about the powerful impression yesterday’s TEDxKids session [...]

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