TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege 2014: Living in the Anthropocene

Published: April 15, 2014

The third TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege conference, Living in the Anthropocene, will highlight innovative ideas about living in our current geological human-influenced epoch. The event will be held in the Recital Hall of the Communications Building at The Evergreen State College on Monday, April 21st from 3:30 to 5:30pm.

Registration for the event is free, and can be found at blogs.evergreen.edu/tedx. A reception will follow the event. For those who cannot attend, videos of the conference will be posted on this site as soon as they are available after the event.

Speakers and titles of talks include:

• Dave Montgomery, Professor, Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington - Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

• Ju-Pong Lin, Artist and Faculty at Goddard College - Circles of Change: Unmediated in the Anthropocene

• Jessica Pettitt, Social Justice and Diversity Consultant and Facilitator - Be The Change

• Keith Wilhelm, Author, Speaker, and Sustainability Expert - Making Sustainability Stick

• Olowo-n’djo Tchala, Founder, Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care - Advancing Gender Equality Through Sustainable Business Practices

• Kevin Francis, Evergreen Faculty - Time’s Accordion: Picturing the Anthropocene Epoch in Earth History

• Larry Geri, Evergreen Faculty - Are Americans Really “Addicted” to Oil? Sensible Energy Metaphors For the Anthropocene

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege, TEDTalk videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group setting. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. More information can be found at: blogs.evergreen.edu/tedx