TEDxSMU hosts live webcast Sept. 20

Jeff TalleyTEDxSMU and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth are bringing a live webcast of New York-based TEDxChange, a TED-styled discussion of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, to the SMU campus Sept. 20.

“The Future We Make” begins with registration at 9 a.m. CT in SMU’s Collins Executive Education Center, with the Dallas response and a luncheon scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m.

The event marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the 8 goals set out to tackle global issues such as poverty, child mortality and disease by 2015. Convened by Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the program will look at changes in the last decade and action necessary to ensure the health and well-being of future generations. TED curator Chris Anderson will moderate.

At a luncheon following the conclusion of the webcast, Robert Freling, executive director of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), will present a response from the SMU stage, “Energy for All: Powering the Millennium Development Goals.”

Tickets are $20 each for the program, $35 with lunch included, and are available through the World Affairs Council Box Office at www.dfwworld.org.

(Above, Jeff Talley, environmental and civil engineering chair and Bobby B. Lyle Professor of Leadership and Global Entrepreneurship in the Lyle School of Engineering, speaks at TEDxSMU 2009. Watch the video. video)

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