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.