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TEDxNASA@SiliconValley 2011 Digital Press Kit

Thank you for registering as media for TEDxNASA@SiliconValley 2011. The event is today from 2:30-8:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel at 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please check in at the media registration area near the entrance of the Golden Gate rooms (enter main hotel entrance, down the escalator one level).

To connect to the wireless, open a browser, click the connect button in the top right banner, and enter the password: ca1f87

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Event information can be found here.

Digital Press Kit

Keeping with the green theme, here is your digital press kit:
Your NASA media contact is Jessica Culler, contact information available at media registration. If you’d like to interview any of the speakers, please call or text, or find her at the media registration area.

Please wear your media badge at all times to indicate that you are active media. We’d appreciate it if you’d return the badge before you leave.


The event has one track, with three sessions and two discussion breaks.

Session I 2:30 - 4:00 PM (Golden Gate A & B)

  • Bhi Bhiman - Song: Rocket Man
  • Chris Anderson - What is TEDx?
  • Ed Lu - The Biggest Conservation Project Imaginable
  • Bilal Bomani - NASA’s GreenLab Research Facility – A Self Sustainable Renewable Energy Ecosystem
  • TED Video: Eric Berlow - How Complexity Leads to Simplicity
  • Steve Sandford - Shift Happens
  • TED Video: Ric Elias - 3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed
  • Ural Yal & Shannon Valenti - Engineers without Borders: Simple Technology, Big Impact
  • San Francisco Mime Troupe - 2012 – The Musical!

Session II 4:45 - 6:00 PM (Golden Gate A & B)

  • Extreme Green Video Clip Student Animations
  • Michael Sims & Estelle Dodson - Walls without Boundaries
  • Al Bowers - Toward More Bird-Like Flight: Thinking Outside the Box
  • TED Video: Mitchell Joachim - Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
  • Fay Collier - Carbonless Silent Aircraft
  • Paul Giangarra - I Want to Build a Smarter City
  • TED Video: Derek Sivers - How to Start a Movement
  • Tiffany Shlain - The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About The Power of Technology
  • Linda Cureton & Elsa Carvalho - Piano Duet: Diabelli Rondo - Opus 163 no. 5

Session III 6:45-8:00 PM (Golden Gate A & B)

  • TED Video: Matt Cutts - Try Something New for 30 Days
  • Rogers Smith - Technical Passion and Leadership
  • Rama Nemani - Mission to Planet Earth
  • Craig Venter - Synthetic Life
  • David Milarch - Ancient Trees Archive
  • Joe Tankersley - Imagining a World of Sustainable Abundance
  • Bhi Bhiman - Song: Take What I'm Given
  • Esther Dyson - Final Message
Thank you.