Hold on to your hats! Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, will present a TEDx talk on taking death out of the closet, talking frankly with your family and making end-of-life plans: advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning – and her big idea to help make that happen.
TED talks – which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design – are all about ideas worth spreading* (the asterisk indicates “*Probably. But you be the judge”). Here in Albuquerque, we have one of the top local self-organized TED events, TEDxABQ, that brings people together to share a TED-like experience, a day of live talks, videos, and deep discussions.
For six years running, TEDxABQ has showcased New Mexico’s biggest ideas to sold-out audiences. Since the first event in 2009, response has been overwhelming, with exponential growth. More than two thousand people pack Popejoy Hall at UNM for this annual event.
This year, the event will highlight 20 remarkable homegrown ideas from New Mexico’s most passionate scientists, artists, activists, educators, healthcare advocates, and community members. TEDxABQ is about celebrating what is great about New Mexico. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, ideas worth spreading, TEDxABQ events are designed to give New Mexico’s communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through locally organized TED-like experiences.
The 2015 TEDxABQ will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Popejoy Hall. Click here to see the TEDxABQ Main Event speakers and their messages.
Tickets are now on sale for the Main Event. The full day includes snacks and lunch as part of the ticket price. Online sales pricing:
- Earlybird | $60 | July 10 – August 12
- Standard | $65 | August 13 – September 12
- Group discount | $50 | For groups of 10 or more
- Hero | $100 | Buys 1 adult admission to TEDxABQ 2015 and gives 2 young people the opportunity to attend TEDxYouth@ABQ on November 14
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.