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Feb. 9, 2016


Chandler Public Library hosts free live stream of TED2016 conference sessions on Feb. 17

You may not be one of the lucky people attending the upcoming TED2016 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, but you can still watch a live stream of the Wednesday, Feb. 17 session at TEDxChandlerPublicLibraryLive.

The Downtown Chandler Library will host the real-time viewing of four TED2016 sessions: “Code power,” from 9:30-11:15 a.m.; “Imagine there’s no countries” from noon-1:45 p.m.; “TED University,” from 3:15-5 p.m., and; “Nightmare?,” from 6-7:45 p.m. Session speakers include humanitarian Hugh Evans, software engineer Linus Torvalds, science journalist Jennifer Kahn, composer and musician AR Rahman, and climate advocate and former Vice President Al Gore.

The sessions will be shown in the Copper Room, on the second floor of the Downtown Library, located 22 S. Delaware St. There is no cost to attend the live stream, but pre-registration is required for each of the four sessions at

TED began in 1984 as a conference featuring short talks of 18 minutes or less, on a wide range of topics, for the purpose of spreading great ideas across the globe. TEDTalks are made available for free on and TEDx programs, like TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary, are local, independently organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience.

“After hosting a successful TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary event earlier this year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity bring the TED Conference to the community,” said Chandler Cultural Affairs Director Brenda Brown. “We are one of only a few places in the state where people can gather to watch the TED Conference live stream.” 

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  • About TEDx, x = independently organized event
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
  • About TED
    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

    TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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