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Aquarium President to Speak at TEDx Event

Aquarium President to Speak at TEDx Event


May 23, 2012

Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO Jerry Schubel will speak at a TEDx conference hosted by the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California on June 9. TEDx is an independent offshoot of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit organization that hosts annual conferences bringing together innovative thinkers. TEDx is designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

A team of nineteen students and two faculty members are planning the conference with the aim of inspiring future designers to apply their skills for social change and to discover economic solutions that address global poverty and empower impoverished families. The one-day event, TEDxArtCenterCollegeofDesign, will be held on the college’s campus in Pasadena.

Dr. Schubel will give a presentation that focuses on the benefits of collaboration between scientists, artists, and designers in solving complex problems. The audience will comprise graduate and undergraduate art and design students, as well as faculty members and professionals from the local community. In addition, many talks recorded at TEDx events are featured on the TED website, which has a global reach.

For more information and to register to attend, visit http://www.artcenter.edu/tedx/.