TEDxABQ is coming to Expo New Mexico African American Performing Arts Center with 10 speakers and two curators who are local to New Mexico and will delve into the human connection.
TED has a simple motto that says it all: Ideas worth spreading. TED’s model is centered around the power of ideas that capture the minds of an audience, change perspectives and cultures and instill knowledge to those who can consider possibilities.
A little about the speakers and what each will cover include:
Rick Allred hopes to empower people to go beyond “normal” expectations when dealing with dementia and generate connections with loved ones that they may not have felt were possible in their circumstances.
Nancy Elains Bos will expand on The Surprising Science of Reaching Goals and the path to personal optimization.
Curt J. Chavez is speaking on The Power of Hope & Healing Lies in the Human Connection, where he will be sharing the journey of a man he recently helped that he believes, through the power of human connection, has progressed considerably after the last 20 years suffering from hemiplegia.
Phelosha M. Collaros will touch on what we can learn about conflict and connection from Colombia’s early political violence and how the Colombian people reveal the meaningful connections that save us in the darkest of times.
Michael Davis is discussing the framework of digital truth and how implementing Mindfulness as a Service (MaaS) business solution can improve our digital consciousness to shift right alongside our human connection and relationship with technology.
Thien-Nam Dihn will be discussing Universal Basic Philanthropy (UBP), giving people free money to donate. UBP will create a systemically connected world in which everyone will have a voice in the progress that we make as a society.
Kiki Garcia will speak on the struggles individuals go through and promote an idea that opening up about mental health is nothing to be ashamed of.
Zahara Jade will talk through the experience of pain as an inevitability of the human condition and how it may serve as a call to action.
Bettye Kearse will speak about ancestors, the importance of their stories passed from generation to generation and how they’re alive in everything we do with the many gifts they passed down to us.
Scott Miller is discussing connections to end poverty and how our current societal connections hold poverty in place.
Gabe Mounce will touch on the “2nd Golden Age of Space” and how New Mexico is well-poised, across state demographics, to take advantage of this opportunity for the betterment of the economy and community.
Abigail Olvera will focus is on the cost of living. Handwashing took a century to catch on. Good road design is taking about as long — while continuing to be the eighth-biggest killer in the world.
Wyatt Powers will focus on how the children of New Mexico can receive a world-class education by using state and national parks as their classroom.
Teresa M. Robinson will touch on the power of community through events and entertainment.
The event is $40 and runs 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at 310 San Pedro Drive NE.
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