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TEDxOxbridge 2014

May 17 2014 at the Cambridge Union
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Leaps and Boundaries

The world is evolving at a far faster pace than ever before. Rapid advancements in technology allow us to take radical leaps forward in the blink of an eye, or the click of a mouse. But are the boundaries we set for ourselves enough to restrain us from reaching too far, too fast?

Join us as we spend a day exploring Leaps and Boundaries at TEDxOxbridge 2014.

The price of the ticket includes a full day of speeches and performances from our exciting line-up including Aubrey de Grey ('A roadmap to end ageing'), Lance Howarth (CEO of Rasperry Pi Foundation), Andy Zaltzman (British comedian and political satirist) and many others. Lunch and all day coffee and refreshments are also included!


SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY


9:00 Registration

9:30 Session One: Me, Myself, and Us

TEDx Intro [Video]

Brian Little: Confessions of a Passionate Introvert

Scott Schnaars: Quantified Self in the Workplace

Simone Schnall: Mountains into Molehills: How Your Bodily State Affects Your Perception

11:15 BREAK

11:45 Session Two: Small Media Large

Alexa Meade: Your Body is My Canvas [Video]

Andy Zaltzman: The Power of Podcasting — From Jesus Christ to Andy Zaltzman

Asim Haneef: Can Reality TV be a Force for Social Change?

Cory Doctorow: How to Break the Internet

Ampisound: Showreel/Mirror's Edge [Video]

13:00 LUNCH

Q&A with Phil Doyle of Ampisound

14:00 Session Three: When Worlds Collide

Louie Shwartzberg: Hidden Miracles of the Natural World [Video]

Shlomo [Performance]

Lance Howarth: Empowering a Generation

Christian Busch/John Egan: The Future of Communities

Robyn Scott: Leadership Lessons Behind Bars

15:30 BREAK

16:00 Session Four: Uncommon Knowledge

Dan O'Neill: The Economics of Enough

George Bell: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future

Bobby McFerrin: Watch Me Play...the Audience! [Video]

Sara Serradas Duarte: Why Universities Should Invest in Education

Aubrey de Grey: Undoing Aging with Regenerative Medicine

Mr Fogg [Performance]

17:45 Closing Remarks

19:30 Speaker/Performer Celebration Dinner at Clare College



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Sat May 17, 2014
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM BST
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Venue
Cambridge Union Society
Tickets
Students and Cambridge
Union Members
£30.00
General Sale £40.00
SBS Student
(including transport)
£36.00
Oxford Student
(including transport)
£36.00
Venue Address
9a Bridge Street, Cambridge. CB2 1UB United Kingdom
Directions
https://www.cus.org/about/where-find-us
Organizer
TedxOxbridge
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