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Program Schedule

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
8:45 – 10:15 TED University: Session 2 Royal Lyceum Theatre + Simulcast at EICC
11:00 – 12:45 Session 1: Critical Crossroads
Don Tapscott Futurist
Shyam Sankar Data Intelligence Agent
Robyn Meredith Journalist
Jason Silva Tech Filmmaker
Raghu Dixit Fusion Musician
James Stavridis Navy Admiral
12:45 – 2:15 Community Lunch EICC
2:15 – 4:00 Session 2: Tinker Make Do
Ellen Jorgensen Biologist and community science advocate
Massimo Banzi Physical Computing Guru
Catarina Mota Maker
Matt Mills Technologist
Jamie Drummond Anti-poverty activist
Kathy Hinde Bird Piano Creator
Antony Gormley Sculptor
5:00 – 6:45 Session 3: Building Blocks
Daphne Koller Educator
Shimon Schocken Computer Scientist, Educator
Beau Lotto Neuroscientist, Artist
Amy O'Toole Student
Eddie Obeng Business Educator
Karen Thompson Walker Novelist
Macy Gray Singer/Songwriter
7:00 – 10:00 Grand Opening Party The National Museum of Scotland, Grand Gallery
10:00 – 11:30 After Hours The Caves
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
8:45 – 10:15 Session 4: Globality
Pankaj Ghemawat Globalization researcher
Robert Neuwirth Author
Andreas Schleicher Education surveyor
Natasha Paremski Pianist
Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland
11:00 – 12:45 Session 5: Shades of Openness
Malte Spitz Politician and Data Activist
Ivan Krastev Public intellectual
Gerard Senehi Experimental Mentalist
Gabriella Coleman Digital Anthropologist
Leslie T. Chang Journalist
Neil Harbisson Sonochromatic Cyborg Artist
12:45 – 2:15 Community Lunch EICC
2:15 – 4:00 Session 6: Misbehaving Beautifully
Sarah Caddick Neuroscientist and Policy Advisor; Guest Host at TEDGlobal 2012
Read Montague Behavioral Neuroscientist
Elyn Saks Mental health law scholar
Ruby Wax Comedian and Mental Health Activist
Vikram Patel Mental health care advocate
Wayne McGregor Dancer and Choreographer
Rob Legato Visual Effects Guru
5:00 – 6:45 Session 7: Long Term
Vicki Arroyo Environmental policy influencer
Jonathan Trent Scientist and biofuel guru
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Cognitive Neuroscientist
Susan Solomon Stem cell research advocate
Usman Riaz Percussive guitarist
Preston Reed Revolutionary Guitarist
7:00 – 10:00 Open Night Various Locations
10:00 – 11:30 Cage Match Ghillie Dhu
Thursday, June 28, 2012
8:45 – 10:15 TED-ED Status Report EICC, Sidlaw Theatre
11:00 – 12:45 Session 8: Talk to Strangers
Rachel Botsman Sharing Innovator
Robin Chase Transport Networker
Amy Cuddy Social Psychologist
Jason McCue Lawyer
Marco Tempest Techno-illusionist
Jane McGonigal Game Designer
12:45 – 2:15 Community Lunch EICC
2:15 – 4:00 Session 9: The Upside of Transparency
Parag Khanna Global Theorist; Guest Host at TEDGlobal 2012
Sanjay Pradhan Development Leader
Beth Noveck Open-government expert
Heather Brooke Journalist
Marc Goodman Global Security Futurist
Deyan Sudjic Curator
5:00 – 6:45 Session 10: Reframing
Laura Snyder Science historian
John Maeda Artist
Michael Hansmeyer Computational architect
Sarah Slean Musician
Ramesh Raskar Femto-photographer
Hassine Labaied Wind Energy Innovator
Keith Chen Behavioral Economist
Hannah Brock Guzheng Virtuoso
7:00 – 10:00 Grand Party Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh Suite
10:00 – 11:30 After Hours Sheraton Hotel, Atrium
Friday, June 29, 2012
8:45 – 10:15 Session 11: Taking Another Look
Maurizio Seracini Art diagnostician
Becci Manson Photo Retoucher
Mina Bissell Cancer Researcher
Imogen Heap Musician
John Wilbanks Data Commons Advocate
11:00 – 12:45 Session 12: Public Sphere
Kirby Ferguson Filmmaker and Remixer
Clay Shirky Social Media Theorist
Michael Anti Blogger
Andrew Blum Network author
Margaret Heffernan Management Thinker
Daria Musk Web Music Sensation
1:15 – 3:45 Farewell Picnic Holyrood Park, Playing Fields
3:30 – 7:00 Post-Conference Activity Meet at Holyrood Park, Playing Fields