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June 14th, 2010

Register Now to Attend TEDxOilSpill!

If you are passionate about alternative energy, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and our energy future, you won’t want to miss TEDxOilSpill taking place in Washington, DC on June 28, 2010. Registration is now open, and seats are limited, so sign up to attend now:

TED conferences bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers for a series of talks, presentations and performances. TEDxOilSpill will tackle the tough questions raised by the recent and ongoing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics will include 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. Attendees are as exceptional as the speakers. Sharing and connection happens from the stage or in the lounge. It’s the conversation that will change your life. TEDx events are independently self-organized events, licensed by TED.

The TEDxOilSpill organizing team has assembled a world-class lineup of presenters, including:

Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer and winner of the TED Prize
Philippe Cousteau, diver scientist and environmental activist
David Gallo, renowned undersea explorer
Jigar Shah, renewable energy visionary
Dr. Darron Collins, World Wildlife Fund
Wolcott Henry, National Geographic underwater photographer
Mike Tidwell, founder of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Andrew Sharpless and Jackie Savitz, Oceana CEO and Senior Scientist
Dr. Carl Safina, founder Blue Ocean Institute and renowned author
Dr. Ronald Atlas, chief microbiologist for the Exxon Valdez cleanup
Jim Geringer, ESRI director and former Governor of Wyoming
Leroy Stick, the pseudonymous humorist behind @BPGlobalPR
Christen Lien, violist and composer
TEDxOilSpill Gulf Expedition Team
– And many others to be announced!

TEDxOilSpill came together out of a powerful shared belief that now more than ever we should be reaching out to find, share, and promote the best available ideas and thinking about energy — and about how to mitigate the very severe crisis in the Gulf.

We hope you can join us, but if you can’t you can also consider hosting (or joining) a TEDxOilSpill Meetup. People all around the world will be participating in the event virtually via our live stream.

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June 28, 2010
Washington, DC