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Program Schedule

Monday, July 20, 2009
7:30 – 9:00 Registration + bag pickup Keble College (if you're staying at Keble). Randolph Hotel if you're staying anywhere else.
9:00 – 4:00 Pre-conference full-day tours Unseen London tour; visit to Bletchley Park
1:30 – 4:00 Pre-conference half-day tours Oxford Literary Tour; Bodleian Library visit; UKAEA Nuclear Fusion research center visit; Broughton Castle visit; MINI factory visit
5:00 – 6:30 BBC World Service show "The Forum," live recording Listen to the full recording: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003qg4d
7:00 – 9:00 Welcome party
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
7:30 – 7:00 Registration + bag pickup Keble College (if you're staying at Keble). Randolph Hotel if you're staying anywhere else.
8:45 – 10:00 TED University, Session 1 Keble College Auditorium
9:00 – 11:30 Drivers of Change workshop
10:45 – 12:15 TED University, Session 2 Keble College Auditorium
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Session 1: What We Know
  • British Prime Minister
  • Philosopher
  • Actor and author
  • Graphic designer
  • Brass virtuoso
4:45 – 6:30 Session 2: Seeing Is Believing?
  • Astronomer
  • Micro-sculptor
  • Optical innovator
  • Aphorist
  • Stuntman
  • Creative technologist
  • Change producer
7:00 – 9:00 Grand Opening Party Malmaison
9:00 – 11:30 TEDActive after-party
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
7:30 – 7:00 Registration + bag pickup Keble College (if you're staying at Keble). Randolph Hotel if you're staying anywhere else.
8:30 – 10:00 Session 3: Connected Consequences
  • Net watchdog
  • Internet scientist
  • Tech anthropologist
  • Interface wizard
  • Papervision 3D founder
  • Musician
  • Advertising guru
11:00 – 12:30 Session 4: Nature's Challenge
  • Biodiversity archivist
  • Science writer, innovation consultant, conservationist
  • Designer
  • Brass virtuoso
  • Coldwater swimmer
12:45 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Session 5: Hidden Algorithm
  • Neuroscientist, Artist
  • Cognitive neuroscientist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Aphorist
  • Data visualization researcher
  • Quantum physicist
4:45 – 6:15 Session 6: Curious and Curiouser
  • Mathematician
  • Astrophysicist
  • Artist, designer, urban planner
  • Aquatic ape theorist
  • Singer
6:30 – 7:45 TEDsters Reception Museum of Natural History
8:00 – 10:00 Dine Out Oxford
10:00 – 11:30 Late Nights @ Malmaison
Thursday, July 23, 2009
7:30 – 7:00 Registration + bag pickup Keble College (if you're staying at Keble). Randolph Hotel if you're staying anywhere else.
8:30 – 10:00 Session 7: Radical Development
  • Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank
  • Inventor
  • Inventor
  • Inventor
  • Resilience leader
  • Designer
11:00 – 12:30 Session 8: In the Shadows
  • Photographer
  • Underworld investigator
  • Photographer
  • Macroeconomist
  • Hip-hop artist
12:45 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Session 9: Revealing Energy
  • Electromusicians
  • Industrial designer
  • X-ray visionary
  • Physicist
  • Wireless electrician
  • Solar adventurer
4:30 – 6:00 Session 10: Worldview Rethink
  • Global strategist
  • Social commentator
  • physicist
  • Comedian
  • Religious scholar
7:00 – 8:00 Bonus Session
  • Musical sculpture
  • Photographer
  • Producer
  • Novelist
8:15 – 10:00 Grand Party Sheldonian Courtyard
10:00 – 11:30 Late Nights @ Malmaison
Friday, July 24, 2009
7:30 – 1:30 Registration + bag pickup Keble College (if you're staying at Keble). Randolph Hotel if you're staying anywhere else.
8:30 – 10:00 Session 11: Cities Past and Future
  • Landscape ecologist
  • Performance poet, multimedia artist
  • High-altitude archeologist, TEDGlobal 2009 Fellow
  • Food urbanist
  • Architect
  • Dune architect
11:00 – 12:30 Session 12: Enquire Within
  • Career analyst
  • Conductor and leadership expert
  • Curator
  • Capuchin monk
  • Satirist
  • Musician
1:45 – 3:30 Farewell BBQ and punting
4:00 – 6:30 Post-conference excursion Join a TED group at WOMAD. Open to registered attendees.