Stephen Mills – Light: The Holocaust & Humanity Project – TEDxSMU 2010

Under the artistic leadership of Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin has emerged as one of the nation’s premiere dance organizations, recognized by the Washington Post in 2004 as “one of the nation’s best‑kept secrets.” Stephen attracted national media attention with his production of Hamlet in 2000 and led Ballet Austin to perform at The John F. [...]

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Baba Brinkman Gives a Rap Guide to Evolution – TEDxSMU 2010

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian actor and rap artist and former tree‑planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. Baba has received international acclaim for his rap comedy theatre shows, which cover topics as diverse as evolutionary psychology, the Canterbury Tales, democracy, and civil disobedience. Last year he won the Scotsman Fringe First [...]

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Frans Lanting at TEDxSMU 2010

Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica. He portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for [...]

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Session #1 Link Roundup

If you’re interested to learn more about some of the organizations and efforts our speakers are involved in, we’ll be posting links here for each of the speakers. Here are links for speakers from the first session: Frans Lanting: Official website for Frans Lanting photography Life – A Journey Through Time Baba Brinkman: Official website [...]

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Greg Harper at TEDxKIDS@SMU 2010

Greg is President of Harpervision Associates, a firm dedicated to assisting businesses develop and implement new visual and aural communication technologies. He is also co-founder of Gadgetoff, a unique annual event that gathers leading technologist and innovators in an exclusive gathering dedicated to new technologies. Greg is a recognized futurist who is currently focusing on [...]

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Will Watson at TEDxKIDS@SMU 2010

William Watson was born in 1989 in Sherman, Texas. After graduating from high school, he spent six months in East Africa as a photographer and volunteer before starting university at Sewanee: the University of the South, where he is a double major in International and Global Studies and Art. During his time at Sewanee, Will [...]

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Idea Week is almost here!

Clear your calendars…. October 11-17 is the first-ever Dallas Idea Week. It’s going to be busy! Release after the jump. Inaugural “Idea Week” Launches as Lead-In to and Extension of TEDxSMU With 22 Free-to-the-Public Events Events Showcase Some of Dallas’ Most Exciting Ideas Worth Sharing (DALLAS) – October 5, 2010 – Creators of the widely [...]

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