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Join the Conversation at TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen 

 Microsoft Women of Research, Women In Bio Seattle Metro, and UW Women In Informatics have joined forces for TEDxWomen 2012.  And we want you!

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, starting at 10:00 am, we are gathering together a group of 200 accomplished, curious, TED-type thinkers and doers – like you -- to meet, engage and celebrate at our 2012 TEDxWomen event, TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen.  This year's theme for TEDxWomen is "The Space Between", and we will consider the space between what we see and what is true, and the space between our intellectual and emotional intelligence, and more.

At our event, we will watch via livestream TEDxWomen speakers from Washington DC, including National Geographic explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, on the wisdom of our elders, and John Gerzema, on the Athena Doctrine and how women (and men who think like them) will rule the future.  We will also feature local speakers, including Katie Davis, Assistant Professor at The University of Washington Information School, and Munmun De Choudhury, Microsoft Researcher.  Our audience will include a mix of leaders from industry and academia, as well as students from the UW’s Information School. 

Join us and take part in this challenging, inspiring and timely conversation, where you can cross-fertilize, draw inspiration, and share your personal and professional insights and experiences. 

Bonus session just announced!  At 3:45 pm, following the regular program, we will screen Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Sundance documentary, Miss Representation, which explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.  Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

More than 100 sites, worldwide, will be participating in TEDxWomen 2012.

TEDxWomen is a TEDx event organized by the Paley Center that focuses on women, and women's issues. TEDxWomen type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxWomen, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen, and is one of the many TEDx events happening around the globe on December 1 that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxWomen.



Watch Lili Cheng's talk at the TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen 2011 event

Click here for Ginny Ruffner's talk at the TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen 2011 event

Click here for Rose McAleese's talk at the TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen 2011 event

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TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012
10:00 am - 3:30 pm PT*
*Bonus session:  Screening of Miss Representation will begin at 3:45 

Alder Hall Auditorium & Commons
at the University of Washington in Seattle



What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWomen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

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