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TEDxSMU Viewing Parties - 12/3/11
Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Pre-registration for the viewing parties has ended, but don't worry! We've still got plenty of space at the Texas Theatre, and a few spots each at Tech Wildcatters and the AT&T Foundry. We hope you'll drop in at one of the locations!
Sign up for the FREE viewing parties for TEDxSMU! Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, Tech Wildcatters in Uptown, and the AT&T Foundry in Plano are hosting viewing parties for the simulcast of TEDxSMU on December 3 from 9AM-6PM (doors at 9; show at 10). All you have to do is register and show up. Food and drinks will be available for sale at both locations...other than that, did we mention it's free?
Want more? Swing by the after-after party at Tech Wildcatters starting at 8:30 PM.
The AT&T Foundry is at 2900 Plano Parkway. Directions can be found here.
Tech Wildcatters is located at 2700 Fairmont. Directions can be found here.
The Texas Theatre is located at 231 West Jefferson in Oak Cliff. Directions can be found here.
About the Texas Theatre:
The Texas Theatre is a movie theater and Dallas Landmark located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood ofDallas, Texas. It gained historical fame for being the place Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin ofPresident John F. Kennedy and Dallas policeofficer J. D. Tippit, was arrested after a brief fight.
In August 2010, Aviation Cinemas Inc (a reference to Howard Hughes, the theater's original owner) consisting of Partners Barak Epstein, Adam Donaghey, Jason Reimer and Eric Steele, signed a lease to own and operate the theater as an independent and repertory cinema.
Mind-stretching programs that connect thought leaders, solution seekers and the merely curious to “why not?” challenges will return to the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre with TEDxKids @SMU on Dec. 2 and TEDxSMU on Dec. 3. The theme for TEDxSMU in 2011 will be disruption – a discussion of events, discoveries and how they impact us personally and as a community.
TEDxSMU is an all-day event for pre-registered participants, and the 2010 program ranged from personal discussions of physical and mental journeys to demonstrations of high-tech gadgetry. Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus used the Wyly Theatre as a teaching tool throughout the program, opening the moveable walls of the theatre he designed to the sights and sounds of downtown Dallas at the end of the day.
TEDxKids @SMU is a half-day program designed for middle school students who hear incredible speakers, experience hands-on demos and learn during interactive breaks. In 2010, 350 middle school students learned about evolution from a Canadian rapper, witnessed a breakthrough invention called the EyeWriter, and applauded for peer presenters who spoke about micro lending, politics and poetry. In exchange for free admission to TEDxKids @SMU, student attendees are required to complete a service project. Through projects at SMU, at school, and with local nonprofits, students who attended TEDxKids @SMU in 2010 have contributed more than 1,625 service hours to the community.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSMU, where x = independently organized TED event.
TEDxSMU debuted in October 2009 with a half-day conference for 7th-9th grade students (TEDxKids @SMU -- the first of its kind) and a full-day adult version of the conference.
At our TEDxSMU events, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. www.TED.com/TEDx