TEDx­Can­ber­raChange – The BIG Pic­ture

Some­thing spe­cial is hap­pen­ing in Ber­lin on the even­ing of Thursday 5 April – TEDx­Change – The BIG Pic­ture – will take place. So, what’s TEDx­Change you ask?

TEDx­Change is an ini­ti­at­ive, sup­por­ted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Found­a­tion, devoted to ideas worth spread­ing in the areas of global health and devel­op­ment. The TEDx­Change team works with TEDx organ­izers around the world to help facil­it­ate mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions on top­ics such as vac­cines, polio, mal­aria, HIV/AIDS, mater­nal and new­born child health, and agri­cul­tural devel­op­ment. The TEDx­Change ini­ti­at­ive also includes a global sig­na­ture event con­vened by Melinda Gates and broad­cast across the TEDx com­munity.

The short video below explains a little more about TEDx­Change.

Here at TEDx­Can­berra, we’ll be hold­ing a very small (it is, after all, the Easter long week­end) offi­cial satel­lite event to coin­cide with the main event. Given that Berlin’s time zone doesn’t exactly mesh well with Can­berra, we’re going to watch the archive of the live stream from Ber­lin.

As it turns out, it’ll actu­ally be Good Fri­day here in Can­berra; a day, regard­less of our faith or not, that we should pause and con­sider those who share the planet with us, and how, espe­cially for those in the devel­op­ing world and in regions affected by chronic con­di­tions oth­er­wise con­trolled or elim­in­ated in our part of the planet, just stay­ing alive can be a struggle.

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