TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege 2014: Living in the Anthropocene
Monday, April 21, 2014
3:30PM-5:30PM (doors at 3:00PM)
The Evergreen State College
Reception to Follow
In our brief existence, humankind has impacted ecological systems with disproportionate force. The permanent imprint we have made on the geologic record of Earth’s past is the demarcation point for the Anthropocene: a period defined by human intervention and a future that will be determined largely by how we reckon with and regulate our power to influence the land, sea, and atmosphere, as well as the planet’s vast network of interdependent life forms.
The third TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege conference, Living in the Anthropocene, will highlight innovative ideas about living in our current geological human-influenced epoch. For those who cannot attend, videos of the conference will be posted on this site as soon as they are available after the event.
Registration will open in late March.
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 TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege 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.