21 Jul 2010

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TEDx and the MCDM: Looking Forward and Looking Back

There are many yardsticks to measure the health of a community: from disease burden to a free press to a shrunken digital divide. I want the MCDM to continue to ask important questions related to these measurement tools and contribute meaningfully to the conversation.

Case in point:  the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has asked the MCDM to consider hosting TEDxChange, which will take place in NYC on September 20, with live streaming around the world. TEDxChange will look at the Millennium Development Goals in particular, which are currently one of the most well known—and well debated—measuring sticks when it comes to health indicators in the developing world.

This opportunity builds well off the MCDM’s successful TEDxSeattle in April of this year. To relive some of the energy from that magnificent day, here’s a recently completed “behind the scenes” look at TEDxSeattle, edited by Aaron Seeley and Terry Short. Footage shot by Michael Bean, Scott Macklin, Xurxo Martinez, Aaron Seeley, and Terry Short. The music is courtesy of Hanson Hosein.

This is right where the MCDM wants to be. Stay tuned for more details on TEDxChange as plans firm up and I hope, wherever you are in the world,  you’ll join the TEDxChange conversation come September 20.

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TEDx and the MCDM: Looking Forward and Looking Back