Today I will liveblog TEDxChange from 12 PM – 1:30 PM EST (9 AM – 10:30 AM PST). You can follow all of my liveblog posts here at mombloggersforsocialgood.com/tag/tedxchange. Also, you can follow my twitter updates at @socialoodmoms and follow the entire conversation at #TEDxChange.
The theme of TEDxChange this year is positive disruption. You can see the six speakers here who range from a communications specialist who fosters social change to a NIgerian youth poet to a former foreign correspondent who now writes about poverty and global hunger.
You can watch a live stream of TEDxChange at TEDxChange.org starting at 12 PM EST/ 9 AM EST.
Also follow @gatesfoundation for live posts as well as posts from other TEDxChange livebloggers.
Next Thursday, April 5, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and TED will partner to host their annual TEDxChange event, this year in Berlin, Germany. TEDxChange is a partnership between TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring forth new ideas to tackle global problems.
[When to Watch]: Watch TEDxChange live on Facebook on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30am PST/11:30am EST/5:30 CET.
This year’s theme is The Big Picture, where the speakers will apply new, bold ideas and perspectives to discuss the world’s most pressing social issues such as:
- Why, as a global society, should we continue to invest in overseas development?
- How can we work across borders and political boundaries to bring about positive change?
- And what returns can we expect on our investments?
They will explore issues ranging from family planning and contraception to the environment to human-centered design.
Melinda Gates will speak about family planning and how the power to plan allows mothers and their babies to lead healthier lives. In fact, spacing pregnancies reduces maternal mortality and keeps children healthy and alive.
Be sure to join TEDxChange live on Facebookon Thursday, April 5 at 8:30am PST/11:30am EST/5:30 CET.