This independent TEDx event is operating under license from TED

TEDxOilSpill explored new ideas for our energy future, and how we can mitigate the current crisis in the Gulf

TED conferences bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers for a series of talks, presentations and performances. TEDxOilSpill tackled the tough questions raised by the recent and ongoing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics included mitigation of the spill and the impending cleanup efforts; energy alternatives; policy and economics; as well as new technology that can help us build a self-reliant culture.

What can you expect to see? Speakers at TED events – some of the world’s most fascinating, innovative and influential individuals – are challenged to give “the talk of their life” in 18 minutes or less. Sharing and connection happens from the stage or in the lounge. It’s the conversation that will change your life.

TEDxOilSpill was held June 28, 2010, and followed the TED form and spirit.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxOilSpill, live speakers will spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

June 28, 2010
Washington, DC