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TEDxMonterey: Be the Solution on Friday, April 16

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*An independent TEDx event operated under the license from TED
When: Friday, April 16, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Reception follows from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building
499 Pierce St., Monterey, CA 93940

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 dis cussion and connection in a small group.  The theme of TEDxMonterey is Be the Solution.

Confirmed speakers for TEDxMonterey include:

Kelley Calvert, assistant professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Dr. Katari Carmola, assistant professor, Middlebury College
K.A. Colorado, international artist and sculptor
Rafael Garcia, design associate, Rana Creek
Laura Lee Lienk, co-director, the Watershed Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay
David Merrill, co-founder and president of Sifteo
Monterey Jazz Festival Education Program
Seth Magic Seth Raphael, technology magician
Dr. Ramon Resa, pediatrician and education advocate
Nina Rosete, vice president, Dare to Dream Fund
Fran Spector Atkins & SpectorDance Company
Fred Wehling, director of educational programs, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

TEDxMonterey is open to the public; tickets are $30 for general admission and $20 for students. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

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