TEDxSacramento City 2.0

Our city has been chosen to take part in TED's "City 2.0" initiative, joining TED and other TEDx cities for a global event centered around the theme of "the city" and it's future on October 12 and 13, 2012. We intend to distill global and local ideas and explore practical and sustainable solutions for our very own city through the use of technology, development, design, education, and the arts. 

From the TED website: 

The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably. The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom. The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity. The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world’s rural areas. The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life. The City 2.0 is the city that works.

TEDxSacramento is a chance to "check out" from the day-to-day routine and go on an intellectual journey with 400 smart and curious friends to a world filled with brilliant speakers, captivating performances, amazing new technology, and thought-provoking recorded TEDTalks. Ticket Info-->