See the TED2016 Dreams Matter Conference on the big screen!

Stare hard at humanity’s toughest challenges and listen to our greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers during TEDTalks “Dreams Matter” Conference─LIVE from Vancouver, Canada, Tuesday, February 16.

Two sessions!


“Radical Repatterning”

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


“Imagination. Invention. Ingenuity.”

2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Speaker Info:

Adam Savage, Maker/Critical Thinker: Host of Discovery Channel’s "MythBusters"

Cédric Villani, Mathematician: Received the Fields Medal in 2010 for kinetic theory

Haley Van Dyck, Disrupter: Helped found the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) in August 2014. As its Deputy Administrator, she's building a team of tech experts to improve the usefulness, user experience, and reliability of America's most important services.

So Percussion, Percussion Ensemble: Boasts an impressive repertoire of original commissioned works and genre-bending collaborations through 18 albums

Joe Gebbia, Designer and cofounder of Airbnb

Travis Kalanick, Problem solver-­in-­chief of Uber

Wanda Diaz Merced, Sonic astrophysicist: Developed a way to represent complex data about the universe as sound while searching for ways to study stellar radiation without relying on sight

Holly Cohen, Occupational therapist, tinkerer: Coounded DIYAbility, a maker organization empowering DIY designers to create tools for engaging their world

Mae Jemison: Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator: Founded two technology companies and nonprofit Dorothy Jemison Foundation, was Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia 

Ameera Ahmad, Fixer: Leads journalists to the harrowing (and often hidden) stories of the Gaza Strip

About TEDTalks:

Owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation, TEDTalks is a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, provoking conversations that matter. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged and today covers almost all topics —from science to business to global issues—in more than 100 languages. 


February 16, 2016 at 11:30am – 3:45pm


Manatee County Central (Downtown) Library
1301 Barcarrota Blvd W
Bradenton, FL 34205
United States
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