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More than 500 of Tucson’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to immerse in “ideas worth spreading” at TEDxTucson’s 5th annual full-day conference [r]evolution at the Berger Theater, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. from 10am to 4pm. Twelve of Tucson’s leading thinkers and doers will present short, powerful talks on topics as wide-ranging as galaxy exploration, creativity, civil society, tiny houses, mining, French architecture and more­. The day also includes mini seminars, a Lucha Libre Mexican masked wresting demonstration, the folk/rock duo Ryanhood and other performances, plus catered lunch and snacks, and an after-party to meet the speakers and performers.


“I have an unshakeable belief we need to elevate ideas,” said Mary Reed, Executive Director of TEDxTucson, explaining the [r]evolution theme. “Ideas evolve thought. The outcome of that thought sparks a revolutionary theory of how things actually work or revolutionizes how to solve problems before us. This happens across all fields, not just science. Honky Tonk evolved into an amazing new musical art form… called Jazz. You just never know when the evolution of thought becomes a revolution in theory.”


The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences.


The event is sponsored, to date, by Rail Yard, LP&G Marketing, Evan Grae Davis, Netrocon and Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.