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Program Schedule

Sunday, February 27, 2011
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Avia, Hyatt hotels
Monday, February 28, 2011
7:30 AM – 10:00 PM TED Gift Bag pickup
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM Registration Front gate, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Avia, Hyatt hotels
9:15 AM – 3:30 PM Pre-conference activities Departs from Long Beach Performing Arts Center plaza
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Social Spaces open Long Beach Performing Arts Center plaza and lobbies
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM TED University Session 1 Center Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 1: Monumental
  • Physicist
  • Explorer
  • Columnist
  • Journalist
  • Composer, conductor
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Session 2: Majestic
  • Puppeteers
  • Visualizer and gamestorming
  • Polar photographer
  • Designer
  • Musician
5:00 PM – 6:45 PM Session 3: Mindblowing
  • Architect and engineer
  • Data artist
  • Chef
  • Chef
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Session 4: Deep Mystery
  • Neuroscientist
  • Cognitive scientist
  • Cellist
  • Physicist
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 5: Worlds Imagined
  • Director, designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Executive chair, Ford Motor Co.
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Session 6: Knowledge Revolution
  • Philanthropist
  • Historian
  • Epidemiologist
  • Educator
5:00 PM – 6:45 PM Session 7: Radical Collaboration
  • Marine biologist
  • Chef, activist
  • Street artist
  • Musician, visual artist
Thursday, March 3, 2011
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 8: Invention and Consequence
  • Historian of technology and culture
  • Organizer and author
  • Security consultant
  • Roboticist
  • Berkeley Bionics' CEO
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Session 9: Threads of Discovery
  • Futurist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Artist
  • Linguist, educator
  • Neuroengineer
  • Surgeon
5:00 PM – 6:45 PM Session 10: Beauty, Imagination, Enchantment
  • Papercutter artist
  • Poet
  • Artist and technologist
  • Artist and curator
Friday, March 4, 2011
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Session 11: The Echo of Time
  • Dinosaur digger
  • Computational neuroscientist
  • Health policy expert
  • Military leader
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 12: Only If. If Only.
  • Wrongologist
  • Educator
  • Film critic and blogger