- October 6, 2010
- 5:30 PM
- Main Level, Rotunda
- Tickets to this event are sold out.
Event: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Note: Tickets to this event are sold out.
You may have heard about TED, an organization that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program of locally organized events called TEDx. TEDxWindyCity events are aimed at creating dialogue and action as well as giving Chicago’s best and brightest a platform for sharing their thoughts, ideas and calls to action.
This year, Chicagoans have the opportunity to attend the second TEDxWindyCity event, held at the Museum on Wednesday, October 6. Titled “The Best Ideas Since Sliced Bread,” this event will fill the Museum's rotunda, featuring an incredible lineup of speakers on topics ranging from food deserts and vertical farming to wild new food-based inventions.
The lineup includes two innovators we feature in our Fast Forward exhibit: Homaro Cantu, executive chef of Moto Restaurant, and Dickson Despommier, Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University. Additionally, a pre-show networking event will include an expo that will feature 10 of Chicago’s most exciting up-and-coming food-based projects and non-profits. Learn more about the event at the TEDxWindyCity website.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxWindyCity is presented by the Museum of Science and Industry and Pivotal Production.
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Interact with a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world.
- Coming Soon
A weekend of cutting-edge robots, robot dance parties, and big 'bot fun!
Two days only: build and customize a radio-controlled walking robot to take home!