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Public Event

TEDxDupont Circle

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Please join AED and Forum One Communications on September 20, 2010 for a D.C. viewing and discussion of the global event TEDxChange, featuring Melinda Gates and other development leaders discussing the Millennium Development Goals. This innovative and important TEDxChange event will be hosted in New York. The TEDxDupont Circle event will include a live viewing of the webcast and D.C. based audience discussions, as moderated by CGD Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach, Lawrence MacDonald.

Participants will gather at AED’s Globe Theater to watch the live webcast, view live Twitter commentary from around the globe, and post pictures and comments, online in real-time. Afterwards, audience members are encouraged to share their thoughts on how the webcast is relevant to the D.C. development community through a lively moderated discussion with senior thought leaders. 

When: September 20, 2010 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Location: AED Globe Theater,1927 Florida Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20009 

Event Schedule: 
10:00 a.m. Doors Open 
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Welcome remarks 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Live streaming presentation from New York, featuring Melinda Gates, Graça Machel, Hans Rosling, Mechai Viravaidya, and music of Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew. 
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Moderated, lively audience-centered discussion led by Lawrence MacDonald of the Center for Global Development, with participation by AED President Steve Moseley and other MDG thought leaders. 
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Networking / Pursuing ideas 

REGISTER Now! Seats are limited. Registration is on a first-come basis. 

The Future We Make 
On September 20, 2010, more than 150 of the world’s leading thinkers and doers will come together in New York for TEDxChange. Convened by Melinda French Gates on the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals, this event will explore what the future holds for health and development around the world. What changes have taken place in the last decade? And what more needs be done to ensure the health and well-being of future generations? 

Hosted by TED curator Chris Anderson, a global audience will be participating on September 20 as TEDx communities around the world, including TEDx(Event Name), will be hosting events around the live webcast. To learn more, visit 

TEDx Mission 
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TEDlike experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Learn more about this innovative TEDxChange event: Twitter: #TEDxChange 

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

Monday, September 20, 2010
10:00am to 1:30pm