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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

MRW13: Inaugural TEDxSouthamptonUniversity  Event

Time:
10:00 - 17:00
Date:
17 March 2013
Venue:
Building 67, Room 1027, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email interdisciplinary@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

TEDx comes to the University of Southampton!

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.

At the TEDx Southampton University event, a combination of live presenters and TED videos will spark deep conversation and connections around the theme of Sustainability.

The Earth's population has reached 7 billion. By the middle of this century it will hit 8 billion. This will drive a perfect storm of rising food and energy costs; biodiversity loss; and increased migration and conflict; all under the influence of global climate change.

In one respect, development got us into this mess as we have been able to appropriate more of the Earth's resources, to the extent that our waste products and impacts are now seriously threatening our ways of life. Will sustainable development get us out of it? This isn't only a challenge of how to do more with less, but a spectrum of issues that cuts to the centre of what we want - for ourselves, the rest of humanity and the biosphere.

What is it that we want to sustain? What must we keep and what must we lose or exchange? What contributions can we make as individuals, teachers, parents, citizens?

 Come and hear how our speakers answer these questions.

(* TED = Technology, Entertainment and Design)

The event is organised by Dr James Dyke (jd4@ecs.soton.ac.uk).

Please be aware that filming and photography will be carried out throughout the Multidisciplinary Research Week. If you would like to object to being filmed or photographed throughout the event, then please contact interdisciplinary@soton.ac.uk.

 

REGISTER NOW: http://interdisciplinaryweek_tedxsouthampton-eorg.eventbrite.com/

 

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