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TEDGlobal 2012 Shown Locally at MCC June 27

Monday, June 25, 2012

Muskegon Community College will host a webstream of the TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness sessions from Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday, June 27, at from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1118. The event is free and open to the public.

“In conjunction with our partner, Muskegon Community College, we are presenting a time-delayed version of sessions 4 through 7,” said TEDxMuskegon coordinator Maria Andersen, a math instructor at MCC.

Started in 1984, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of independently owned conferences formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading.” TEDxMuskegon, the local version of that international concept, will be held on October 11, 2012 in downtown Muskegon.  Those wishing to present are encouraged to apply at

In the meantime, TEDxMuskegon is providing an opportunity for area residents to experience the innovative thinkers gathered at TEDGlobal. Tentatively scheduled to speak during the TEDGlocal sessions being shown at MCC are:

8:45 – 10:15 Session 4: Globality: Pankaj Ghemawat - Globalization Thinker; Robert Neuwirth – Author; Andreas Schleicher - Education Surveyor; Natasha Paremski – Pianist; Alex Salmond - First Minister of Scotland

10:30 – 12:15 Session 5: Shades of Openness: Malte Spitz - Politician and Data Activist; Ivan Krastev - Public intellectual; Gabriella Coleman - Digital Anthropologist; Leslie T. Chang – Journalist; Neil Harbisson - Sonochromatic Cyborg Artist; Gerard Senehi - Experimental Mentalist

1:15 – 3:00 Session 6: Misbehaving Beautifully: Sarah Caddick - Neuroscientist and Policy Advisor; Guest Host at TEDGlobal 2012; Read Montague -  Behavioral Neuroscientist; Elyn Saks - Mental Health Law Scholar; Ruby Wax - Comedian and Mental Health Activist; Vikram Patel - Healthcare advocate; Wayne McGregor - Dancer and Choreographer; Robert Legato - Visual Effects Guru

3:15 – 5:00 Session 7: Long Term: Vicki Arroyo - Environmental Policy Influencer; Jonathan Trent - Scientist and Biofuel Guru; Sarah-Jayne Blakemore -Cognitive Neuroscientist; Susan Solomon - Stem Cell Advocate; Jamie Drummond - Anti-poverty activist; Usman Riaz - Percussive Guitarist; Preston Reed - Revolutionary Guitarist.

For a complete list of the TED Global presenters, visit For more information on TEDxMuskegon, visit on Facebook at!/tedxmuskegon.