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AED hosts Melinda Gates, Graça Machel, Hans Rosling and Mechai Viravaidya on TEDxChange

Please join AED and Forum One Communications on September 20, 2010 for a D.C. viewing and discussion of the global event TEDxChange, featuring Melinda Gates and other development leaders discussing the Millennium Development Goals. This innovative and important TEDxChange event will be hosted in New York. Our TEDxDupont Circle event will include a live viewing of the webcast and our own D.C. based audience discussions.
We will gather at AED’s Globe Theater to watch the live webcast, view live Twitter commentary from around the globe, and post our own pictures and comments, online in real-time. Afterwards, you may share your thoughts on how the webcast is relevant to the D.C. development community through a lively moderated discussion with senior thought leaders.

Our Event Schedule:

10:00 a.m.                        
 Doors Open
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
 Welcome remarks
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
 Live streaming presentation from New York, featuring Melinda Gates, Graça Machel, Hans Rosling, Mechai Viravaidya, and music of Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew.
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 Moderated, lively audience-centered discussion led by Lawrence MacDonald of the Center for Global Development, with participation by AED President Steve Moseley, Carol Lancaster, Dean of SFS, and other MDG thought leaders. Other participants include, David Oot, Director, Office of Health at Save the Children.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Networking / Pursuing ideas

Register now! Seats are limited. Registration is on a first-come basis.
Further information will be provided as the event draws nearer.

The Future We Make

On September 20, 2010, more than 150 of the world’s leading thinkers and doers will come together in New York for TEDxChange. Convened by Melinda French Gates on the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals, this event will explore what the future holds for health and development around the world. What changes have taken place in the last decade? And what more needs be done to ensure the health and well-being of future generations?

Hosted by TED curator Chris Anderson, a global audience will be participating on September 20 as TEDx communities around the world, including TEDxDupont Circle, will be hosting events around the live webcast. To learn more, visit

TEDx Mission
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TEDlike experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Learn more about this innovative TEDxChange event:
Twitter: #TEDxChange

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to create enduring solutions to critical problems in health, education, social and economic development. Collaborating with partners throughout the world, AED develops and implements ideas that change lives through more than 300 programs in all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.

Forum One Communications is a digital communications firm focused on driving progress on issues of importance such as health, education, the environment, and international development.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.


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