TEDxVail 2017 <R>evolution
Our evolution is no more than or less than our combined evolutions. Personal or profound, TEDxVail speakers reveal theirs for you with vulnerability, courage, and innovation.

The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human mind Xploding with a freshly connected new idea. Like a soul on fire, the synchronicity of TEDxVail will rock you into a quantum of leaping ah-ha's, spiraling into another orbit of impact-shaping interactivities. In all the polarization, with "the other" retreating from low information choosers, in all this hate, find love, sweet human; allow dance in evolution.

Welcome, evolutionaries
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Begin your Xperience ascending together by starting your own personal evolution now, this very moment.

Session 1: Worlds Seldom Seen
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sharpen your senses. Be primed and ready. Defy gravity. Go where you don't belong. Don't believe in limits. Leave your mind behind. Rare, behind the scenes vistas of "Worlds Seldom Seen" lead you to sweet, tender bridges of evolutions again and again reimagined. Proofed, with your own eyes, your own heart, your own mind. You'll take an inside slideout approach. This is what EPIC looks like. This is what ah-ha feels like.
Who's up?
britten, Artist-in Residence, TEDxVail 2017
John Quigley, HUMAN AERIAL POINTILIST
Dominique Sire, XPERIENTIAL EMOTION COACH
Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other

InterSnacktivity
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Enjoy KIND snacks, chat with people you've not yet met, and play with dynamic demos.

Session 2: Radicals & Rebels
3:30pm - 4:30pm
For a fully (radiant) evolution, for backstory engineers: Life is all about getting the goods. When a great day hits, they are there. Everybody has a back story. Sometimes heading out of bounds takes us farther than we intended to go: whether it's to an unXplored zone, a higher elevation or a new perspective. Had a life-altering moment in the backcountry? Send it their way...to the artist wild about creativity, to the diabetes activist, to the unconventional woman worker, or to the round-the-world-do-gooder. Stand up for and with them as these forces of nature say, "Yes, on creativity." They didn't invent evolution - they just made it - a wild ride any renegade could take. Who's evolution might move you?
Elizabeth Howe, SENIOR DIRECTOR, VAIL MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS, Vail Resorts
ROMAN MARS
Yesmeen Scamahorn, LOVER OF LIVES
Betsy Ray, DIABETES ADVO-ACTIVIST
Doron Gazit, ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
Roman Mars: Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed

Movement Moments
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Rebels, Radicals, & evolutionaries are called to rampage at 5:45 pm at the base of Centennial lift for a first ever human evolution art collaboration directed by Doron Gazit and John Quigley.

Session 3: Dynamic Failure
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ideas may be too radical and multiple failures may have followed. But it is in the getting up that resilience and strength of these ideas and storytellers are revealed. You'll hear from students, educators, an adventurer, a soldier, a human resource expert and a collaborative artist. When people stand together with this boldness, turning Dynamic Failures around yields treasures beyond measure. Surprise, these are not political talks nor religious talks, but certainly the evolution of these storytellers will release fresh thinking your way. Who's failing faster to fill you up with fabulous ideas?
Alex Woodward, SINGER/SONGWRITER/AUTHOR/LETTER COMPILER
Jon Kedrowski, MOUNTAIN GEOGRAPHER, SKI-MOUNTAINEER, ALPINIST, AUTHOR, ADVENTURER
Charles Orgbon III, GREENING FORWARDER
James Vietch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email

"The Edge...there is no honest way to Xplain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over." Hunter S. Thompson.

InterDessertivity
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy a taste of sweetness, to perk up before tonight's final ideas. Connect with someone you've been wondering about. Stop by a place you've not yet Xplored. Your TEDxVail for this year is nearly over. What have you wanted to see or do that you have not yet? What connection, if made, might change your world?

Session 4: Divided We Fall
8:00pm - 9:00pm
When injustice becomes law, evolution becomes duty. You'll Xperience "otherness" and it's impact from an author, a student, an immigration attorney, and an immigrant. To accomplish Xtraordinary feats, there must be a vision: an unshakable idea that will set the foundation for a future that benefits not just the few, but the many. This type of thinking is now needed more than ever as humanity moves from adolescent to adulthood. Resist assimilation, eradication, and implosion. We are not the first; we will not be the last migrants to this continent."What happens when Humanity's lost its way?" Take the road less traveled, it leads to evolution, on the well-worn and beaten path. See it. Get it. Do it. Action! Scale spectacularly.
Where does your equitable evolution reside?
Mark Gerzon, FOUNDER, THE MEDITATION CENTER, AUTHOR
Leezia Dahlla: IMMIGRANT REPORTER
Sheryl Winarick, TED's IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY & DECENT HUMAN
Ryan Lupberger, CLEANCULT SOCIAL VENTURER
Monica Araya: A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels

Radicals & Rebels After Party
9:30pm - 11:59pm
March the renegade in you over to an undisclosed location to our private party. Here's your chance to have that radical conversation with your favorite TEDxVail Speaker. Chat with them about your fresh synthesis of what you've just heard. Or gather your tribe to take serious action on an idea you just can not let go of. They'll love listening to you and music.

Compelling voices and stories, real and raw talent, new ideas that actually serve or delight an audience, TEDxVail links meaning and ballast. These are things that matter in the next evolution. In four sessions you'll travel from Dynamic Failure to Global Movement Making. As you can never Xplain light to a blind man, participants will find they are Xperiencing that life moves on. Whether you choose to move on and take a chance on the unknown, or flexibly flow these fresh connections, or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could have been, the evolution moves on.

We build this evolution together, We call upon you, all of you, especially the sensual you. Enlivening senses...connect our community as a whole, tech demo, experiment in radical, urgent progress, evolutionary change-worth noting and nurturing, TEDxVail will be what we make it. We began with a rough sketch and a Beatle's lyric. While packing up the thousands of glass pieces of "Wheat" and "Rain" from the set of TEDxVail2016, this year's Artist in Residence, Britten, and TEDxVail Founder Kat Haber lit up with the vibe of the next iteration theme for TEDxVail2017 hearing "talking about a re-vo-lu-tion"...and bingo evolution become this year's organizing principle.

For more details for each speaker, please visit here: www.ted.com/tedx/events/19299

Where are the evolutionary edges of our speakers/performers/team? To place these ideas before you, all at once, humbly, boldly, welcome to TEDxVail! Together, we have set up a context for you to participate in and co-create an art showcase/fashion show/community workshop/tech demo/concert/skilled dramatic co-performance/challenge/call to action/impact maker space/reveal/awakening. There is no taboo. Limited only by our willingness to be evolutionary in response, place no boundary on your authentic, reasoned, radical listening for fresh connection, networking a future you can believe in.

Welcome to evolution!
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