2011 Videos

TEDxSaltLakeCity took place on May 20, 2011, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center with the theme, "Creating Value by Design."

Visualizing large data sets: Chris Johnson at TEDxSaltLakeCity

20.06.2011
Chris Johnson, Director of Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah, discusses breakthroughs in creating digital visualizations of large data sets. Chris Johnson directs the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah where he is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Bioengineering. His research interests are in the areas of scientific computing and scientific visualization. Dr. Johnson founded the SCI research group in 1992, which has since grown to become the SCI Institute employing over 175 faculty, staff and students. Professor Johnson serves on several international journal editorial boards, as well as on advisory boards to several national and international research centers. Professor Johnson was awarded a Young Investigator's (FIRST) Award from the NIH in 1992, the NSF National Young Investigator (NYI) Award in 1994, and the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in 1995. In 1996 he received a DOE Computational Science Award and in 1997 recevied the Par Excellence Award from the University of Utah Alumni Association and the Presidential Teaching Scholar Award. In 1999, Professor Johnson was Awarded the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology from Governor Michael Leavitt. In 2003 he received the Distinguished Professor Award from the University of Utah. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and received the Utah Cyber Pioneer Award. In 2010 Professor Johnson received the Rosenblatt Award from the University of Utah and the IEEE Visualization Career Award. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Rachael Herrscher - What?: Asking the Right Questions

21.06.2011
Rachael Herrscher, CEO of TodaysMama.com, discusses the process of learning to ask the right questions in the right way. Rachael Herrscher is CEO and co-founder of TodaysMama, an online media and publishing company founded in 2004. In her role as CEO Rachael oversees general business operations, social media, new market development, partnerships, and marketing initiatives. As well, Rachael is the co-founder of EVO , a social media conference for women (http://evoconference.com). Rachael was a finalist for the 2007 Stevie Awards "Best Young Entrepreneur" award and was named one of Utah Business Magazine's 30 Women to Watch in 2009. She was also recently featured in the book "UpStarts!: How Gen Y Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business" by Donna Fenn of Inc. Magazine. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Peter Chan - Teaching from Multiple Perspectives

20.06.2011
Peter Chan, Adjunct Associate Professor, David O. McKay School of Education, Brigham Young University Peter Chan, an instructional technologist teaching at Brigham Young University, has developed an e-learning solution for higher order thinking called Video Ethnography 360. It reaches across various disciplines and making significant impact in China's teacher training, Mongolia's surgical training, Brazil's psychiatric training, and various U.S. employee training entities. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Pauline Ploquin - The Art of Collaboration

20.06.2011
The Art of Collaboration: The best ideas come from collaborative relationships. Pauline Ploquin, Chief Management Officer at StruckAxiom, discusses the art of collaboration. Pauline Ploquin is the Chief Operations Officer at StruckAxiom. She covers all aspects of client relationships from marketing and new business development to account management. She recently was part of the executive teams that engineered the much talked about merger between two creative power houses Axiom and Struck. She came to StruckAxiom from the award-winning 2002 Olympic Winter Games creative team. As the Creative Services Manager at the Olympics, she oversaw the creative incubation and production of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games brand and all related collateral material. At StruckAxiom she was instrumental in the development of our Entertainment and Corporate brands from Spongebob SquarePants to Fox Entertainment. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Amy Lukas - Ideas that Scale

20.06.2011
Amy Lukas, Managing Partner at Infinite Scale Design Group discusses the process of creating ideas that make you feel part of something bigger than yourself. Amy Lukas studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating magna cum laude in 1995. Amy was the Design Project Manager in the award-winning Look of the Games department for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Her role included leading the design team from conceptual development to implementation of the Look of the Games for 10 competition venues, 10 non-competition venues, sponsor recognition and presence programs, among other multiple simultaneous design programs. Prior to moving to Salt Lake City, Amy worked in various design studios in Cincinnati, Ohio; New York City, New York; Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California. Amy is a co-founder of Infinite Scale Design Group. Infinite Scale is a specialized graphic design studio integrating brand strategy into environment and event design. Amy is the Managing Partner over all studio operations, including financial management, system administration, human resources and project management. As a managing Partner, Amy is highly involved a creative strategies for their clients and projects. Amy's role as Project Director provides the foundation for each client project as she brings her creative strategy skills to life. With her extensive background in large-scale projects and her organizational leadership, she has the experience of knowing how to manage the team effectively while delivering top quality service to the client within their budget allocation. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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Designing business models for the poor | Jason Fairbourne | TEDxSaltLakeCity

20.06.2011
Jason Fairbourne, Founder and President of Fairbourne Consulting, discusses the process of developing scalable microfranchises for third-world economies. Jason Fairbourne is the CEO and founder of Fairbourne Consulting; he holds the Peery Social Entrepreneur Fellowship at BYU Marriott School of Management. Jason was the previous Director of Business Solutions for Development, and founder of the microfranchise Development Initiative at the University. Jason consults many organizations, both non-profit and for-profit corporations on designing and/or growing businesses in emerging and developing markets. Jason is industry agnostic, he is more concerned with meeting consumer demand by designing efficient BoP business models than any particular industry. Jason is the author of MicroFranchising: Creating Wealth at the Bottom of the Pyramid and he has written several articles and books on microfranchising, including his most recent article featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, "A good Business for Poor People ". Jason has presented his work at numerous domestic and international conferences. He has worked on multiple continents and has conducted several Learning Labs. His work is currently being implemented around the world. Jason has an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has spent the last 11years working in developing countries. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Hank Louis - Compassionate Sustainability

20.06.2011
Hank Louis, founder of DesignBuildBluff, discusses the purposes and benefits of the socially-conscious educational program that allows architectural students to to design and build off-the-grid homes for families on the Navajo Reservation. The founder of DesignBuildBLUFF, Hank Louis received a Humanities degree from the University of Southern California in 1975. After pursuing a career in journalism, passion for design and the building process led Louis to earn a Master of Architecture from the University of Utah, where he was also honored with the Certificate of Merit in the Study of Architecture from the Henry Adams Fund of The American Institute of Architects for Excellence. Currently principal of Gigaplex, an award-winning architectural design firm based in Park City, Louis founded DesignBuildBLUFF in 2000 after being inspired by Samuel Mockbee's Rural Studio. Louis was drawn to Mockbee's design-build project—in which students from Auburn University build homes in the Black Belt of Alabama—because in it he saw a willingness to work hard, to eschew known comforts, to test unfamiliar methods, and, above all, to learn. He saw the coming together of two cultures considered diametrically opposed, and decided that he wanted in. With Mockbee's advice and encouragement, Louis began DesignBuildBLUFF, which enables students from the University of Utah to design and build off-the-grid homes for families on the Navajo Reservation. A decade since its inception, DesignBuildBLUFF has built 8 homes for families of the Navajo Nation. The program recently expanded to include students from the University of Colorado, allowing it to build more homes, provide more hands-on experience, and create more change. Louis remains awestruck by the organic lesson DesignBuildBLUFF imparts. By immersing students in an unfamiliar culture and process, the program tips the scales of tolerance to open ears, hearts and, ultimately, minds. The very shift Louis experienced when he first heard of Mockbee's Rural Studio is what DesignBuildBLUFF facilitates in every student, in every home, in every community it reaches. In the words of Samuel Mockbee, "Act on a foundation of decency. Go above and beyond the call of a 'smoothly functioning practice,' help those who aren't likely to help you in return, and do so even if nobody is watching." About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Kristin Peterson Brown - When Skipping School is Bad for Your Health

20.06.2011
Kristin Peterson Brown, founder and President of Grow.Learn.Give, discusses the ongoing development process of creating a sustainable maturation and health education program for young girls in Africa and India. Kristin received a bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University with a secondary teaching certificate for both biology and health. After nearly 20 years of raising a family, extensive church service and volunteer community and humanitarian work, she received a Masters of Public Health from Brigham Young University in 2008. Her graduate research focused on the barriers which keep girls from attending school in Uganda. Kristin is the founder and president of Grow.Learn.Give., a values-based, comprehensive health education program being implemented in Africa and India. Prior to founding Grow.Learn.Give., she was the executive director for Koins for Kenya. She is the mother of two amazing teens, keeper of dogs, sheep, alpacas, mules and goats, and wife to one very supportive husband. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Jeff Parkin - The Future of Story

30.06.2011
Jeff Parkin, filmmaker and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Brigham Young University, discusses the power of transmedia stories in reaching wide audiences and his experiences in creating the Webby Award honored webseries, The Book of Jer3miah (http://www.jer3miah.com). Jeff Parkin graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Film & Television Production and English. He received his MFA in screenwriting and directing from USC's School of Cinema-Television. Jeff has worked with such companies as United Artists, Paramount Pictures, Orion Pictures, CBS, Miramax Films, and 20th Century Fox. He developed and co-produced the #1 rated CBS film, Cab to Canada; he produced mr. dungbeetle, an independent film that has played at festivals across the country and won numerous awards; he directed, co-wrote and produced the feature film, Together Again for the First Time, starring David Ogden Stiers, Julia Duffy, Joey Lawrence and Larissa Oleynik; and he is the creator and director of The Book of Jer3miah, an interactive web series and alternate reality game that the New York Times praised as "a tight, suspenseful series," and was a 2010 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Drama. He is executive producer of the student film, Inspector 42, winner of a student Emmy Award and a regional student Oscar. Jeff currently serves as the Associate Chair in the department of Theatre and Media Arts at Brigham Young University, where he teaches classes in screenwriting, directing, producing and New Media. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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Learning what works in education | Tami Goetz | TEDxSaltLakeCity

21.06.2011
Tami Goetz, Utah State Science Advisor, discusses lessons learned from bridging education and industry. Tamara Goetz was appointed by Governor Jon M. Huntsman as State Science Advisor in August of 2007. Prior to her appointment, Goetz served as the director of the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Biotechnology Program for six years and helped to create educational programs and resources for students in Utah with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation. After receiving a three-year Advanced Technology Education grant from the National Science Foundation in 2001, Goetz helped to create the 2-year Biotechnology Program at SLCC and a one-year high school Biotechnology Program for juniors and seniors. Additionally, Goetz led InnovaBio (through the support of a National Science Foundation grant), a student-driven, non-profit contract research company that provides high school and college students with opportunities to work as interns for a life science company. Since its creation, InnovaBio has been nationally recognized as an innovative way to establish partnerships between education and industry, while supporting economic development. Tamara is the lead on Utah's U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative (WIRED), which promotes education and training for life sciences in Utah. She is also the Director for the Utah Life Science Economic Development Cluster for the Governor's Office of Economic Development. She was the PI on a US Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training grant that is supporting the creation of the new Biomanufacturing program at Salt Lake Community College. She served on the Governor's State Advisory Council for science and technology and also on the Board of Directors for The Leonardo. She was recognized as "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" in 2004 and "30 Women to Watch" in 2007 by Utah Business magazine. She also received the Award of Merit by the National Association for Career and Technical Education for her work to support science and math secondary education programs. Tamara received the 2008 Women Technology Council's "Community Builder" award. She received her BS and MS degrees in Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, her PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Washington State University and completed her post-doctoral training at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Beau Seil - Solving Social Problems Profitably

21.06.2011
Beau Seil, Managing Partner of Unitus Impact, discusses principles for solving complex social problems with for-profit solutions. Beau is responsible for generating deal flow and evaluating investment opportunities for Unitus Impact ("UI"), a new for-profit investment firm spun-out of the non-profit Unitus, Inc. (www.unitus.com). UI works on livelihood acceleration for those at the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid in Asia (especially India) and Africa by building scalable and sustainable enterprises. It finds, funds and collaborates with entrepreneurs who are creating innovative, market-based solutions that "un-game" systems on behalf of the poor. UI's livelihood acceleration model supports enterprises that increase incomes, create jobs and deliver significant value to the working poor, at the very beginning of supply chains in agribusiness, SME finance and microfranchising. UI deploys capital in innovative ways to grow and scale businesses that expand economic opportunities for the working poor and revolutionize livelihood development throughout the world. Prior to the launch of UI, Beau was a Principal at Capital Impact where he worked extensively on the Sorenson Housing Opportunity Fund, a private equity fund focused on developing India's affordable housing ecosystem. Over the past four years, he also spent significant time in China leading Capital Impact's outreach in the PRC and monitoring Capital Impact's investment in Micro Benefits (www.weibangfuli.com), a company that provides credit and other life-enhancing products and services to Chinese frontline factory workers. Additionally, he has been highly involved in launching a new specialty finance company in China that will provide financing to growing Chinese businesses. Beau is co-chair of the Impact Investing Initiative at Brigham Young University's Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, an advisory board member for Ashoka's Youth Venture -- San Francisco Bay Area, and an educational advisor to the E3 Fund -- a new San Francisco Bay Area venture fund providing experiential learning opportunities in private equity and venture capital to minority college students in the Bay Area. Beau holds a JD / MBA-Finance and B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Mark Fuller - Design DisIntegration

21.06.2011
Mark Fuller, CEO of WET Design, illuminates how to develop a culture where integrated ideas flow freely. Utah native and University of Utah honors graduate Mark Fuller is the motivating force of WET, the world leader in experiential water feature design and technology. His creative vision is responsible for a new form of performance art, of which the Fountains of Bellagio, The Dubai Fountain and CityCenter Las Vegas are crowning highlights of the company's achievement. Although Mark received his Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, his time at the University of Utah also included extensive undergraduate study in theater design, as well as courses in physics. With an eye towards a career at Disney, his education in these and other fields inspired and informed his desire to create dramatic visual effects using water and other elements. Mark wrote his honors undergraduate thesis, which also merited an award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), on "axisymmetric laminar fluid flow." The thesis described the turbulence-free behavior of liquid that results in an arch of molecules flowing so rapidly that they seem motionless. Mark continued studies in water flow in his graduate thesis work in design at Stanford Univeristy. After graduating from Stanford with Master's Degrees in engineering and product design, he worked in the special effects department for Walt Disney Imagineering for six years where he supervised the creation and implementation of more than 500 special effects and water projects for EPCOT Center and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Perhaps the fountain for which Mark is most famous is the "Leap Frog" in which laminar streams of water several feet long playfully leap from planter to planter. While at Disney, his work led to the opportunity, with Disney's blessing, to execute two fountain designs for Dan Kiley and Peter Ker Walker at Fountain Place in downtown Dallas, Texas. The success of these projects led Mark to leave his work as an Imagineer at Disney to launch his own firm, dedicated exclusively to the engineering and design of water features. To date, Mark's firm has created a new reference for the modern water fountain by changing the nature of water into a vital component in the urban landscape. Mark co-founded WET in 1983 and holds more than 50 patents on water control, lighting and air compression devices, as well as "laminar" stream technology. He has led the company from its initial complement of seven people to a firm of almost 200, including designers from many disciplines, architects, engineers, scientists, special effects experts, physicists and technicians. WET has received numerous awards for design, innovation, urban beautification and business including the Images of Universal Design Excellence Project award, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the World Trade Week Export Achievement Award, and Fast Company magazine's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the design category. Individually, Mark was honored with the University of Utah's Distinguished Alumni Award and the Themed Entertainment Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been featured in newspapers and magazines across the United States, most notably, in The New Yorker, Forbes, Interior Design and Inc. magazines. About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)
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