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Innovative Climate Speakers Sought for Major TEDx Event in Downtown Las Vegas
Sponsorship and performing opportunities available
‘Succor the Southwest’ will transform ideas into climate action
Las Vegas, NV (September 26, 2022) — On October 22, TEDxFremontEastDistrict will host a free, all-day event focused on actions people can take to address climate issues in an equitable manner. ‘Succor the Southwest,’ is a locally organized event of TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Inspirational climate speakers, performers, and sponsors can participate by applying at www.tedxfremonteastdistrict.com.
This TEDx event will combine TED’s signature blend of actionable and research-backed ideas, cutting-edge science, and moments of wonder and inspiration. Topics include:
Energy: How can we switch to 100 percent clean power in an equitable way while preserving biodiversity and sacred land?
Transportation: How can we upgrade and improve the way we move people and things while reducing greenhouse gasses?
Materials: How can we re-imagine and re-make the materials used for clothing, buildings, and other industries to reduce harmful emissions and landfill waste?
Food: How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier and more resilient food systems while reducing hunger?
Nature: How do we better protect and appreciate our limited natural resources, wildlife, and green spaces locally and globally?
The event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited and RSVP is strongly encouraged. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in open and inclusive discussions, and reflect on the talks during event workshops and interactive activities. Speakers and performers will have the opportunity to be featured on the official TED YouTube and TED website following the event, enabling others to learn about what can and will be done in Las Vegas and how it can be replicated in their own communities.
Confirmed speakers and performers include Ray Delahanty of CityNerd sharing his talk “Living Car-Free in Vegas and Other Questionable Life Choices,” poet Ms. AyeVee, performing “Desert Flowers,” Carmen Gonzales a board member of the Las Vegas Indian Center, and Jennifer Inaba, a Climate Reality Project leader, and mentor.
“It’s really exciting to see Las Vegas open its stage to host such an important dialogue to inspire action for climate solutions that center on a clean, safe, and equitable future for people and the planet,” says Jennifer Inaba. “These talks invite engaging reflection and opportunities for our communities to come together on critical issues we face and expand our collective impact to a global scale.”
Additional speakers and performers will be announced in early October.
Cassie Snow, organizer for TEDxFremontEastDistrict and Chair of Climate Reality Project Las Vegas chapter said, “I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community that is home to so many passionate advocates for our planet and public health who continually strive to build a better future for all. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the voices of our community to the global stage.”
The TED Countdown 2020 live broadcast has received over 15 million views to date. Since its launch, over 1,000 local TEDx Countdown events in 99 countries have been hosted around the world reaching over 100 million people through TED Talks, live events, and digital platforms.
Speakers, artists, performers, and sponsors are encouraged to apply at www.tedxfremonteastdistrict.com
Follow along at TEDxFremontEastDistrict’s newly launched Instagram page at www.instagram.com/jointhecountdownlv
About TEDxFremontEastDistrict: TEDxFremontEastDistrict is an entirely volunteer-run team focused on amplifying community solutions to encite action on climate change, climate justice, and the intersections that bring us closer to a healthier future. Organizers for this event are Cassie Snow and Lauren Louzau, members of Climate Reality Project Las Vegas leadership team.
About TED Countdown: Countdown is a partnership between TED and Future Stewards – and supported by a growing network of partner organizations, including YouTube, C40, Global Covenant of Mayors, Climate Reality Project, Climate Leadership Initiative and Project Drawdown. Individuals who have lent their voices include climate scientists Johan Rockström with the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden; Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment; and Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Others include Pierce Brosnan, Don Cheadle, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ava DuVernay, Davis Guggenheim, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Norman and Lyn Lear, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, and Meg Ryan .#JoinTheCountdown on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TEDCountdown, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tedcountdown, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TED and at https://countdown.ted.com
About TED: TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.
About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)