TEDxJackson brings ideas to fertile ground of Mississippi

TEDxJackson brings ideas to fertile ground of Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from USM

TEDxJackson, an independently organized event, will bring "Ideas Worth Spreading" to the "Fertile Ground" of Mississippi on Thursday, November 6 with a day of inspiring speakers from Mississippi and beyond. While the event will be held in the Capri Theater in Jackson, it will be livestreamed at https://new.livestream.com/tedx/TEDxJackson so citizens across the state can participate.

With a focus on education, health and the creative economy, TEDx Jackson's theme of "Fertile Ground" is a reflection of great promise and untapped potential that exists in Jackson and throughout the state. TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited 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, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks 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.

Among the speakers is Dr. Kristi Henderson, Chief Advanced Practice Officer and Director of the Telehealth Program for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She will give a presentation on the telehealth program. Dr. Henderson spearheaded UMMC's statewide TelEmergency program, which connects 14 rural hospitals to emergency physicians via a telemedicine system. She maintains her clinical practice as a family and acute care nurse practitioner within the UMMC department of emergency medicine and also serves as an associate professor in the School of Nursing.

The full schedule for TEDx Jackson includes:

Registration 8:00 – 8:30

Welcome 8:30 – 8:45

TEDxJackson TrailerMarshall Ramsey WelcomeTEDx Official Intro VideoSession 1 "Cultivate Opportunity" 8:45 – 10:00

Damon Brown - Big ideas and cocktail napkins Gary Butler - The internet of things Marina Bers - K-2 robotics TED Video Session 2 "Plant the Seeds" 10:15 – 11:45

Kristi Henderson - Telehealth George Bey - Maya archeology Pamela Shaw - Education Melody Moody - Bike and walking friendly cities TED video Session 3 "Grow and Thrive" 12:00 – 1:00

Joe Stradinger - Topic TBD Herman Taylor - Jackson Heart Study Music by Sanders Bohlke TED video Session 4 "Grow and Thrive" (Continued) 2:30 – 3:45

Kermit the Frog - Creativity TED video Joe Reardon - Fiber and economic development for cities Richard Summers - A software model for the human bodyDavid and Patrick Nelson - Helping orphaned children in Haiti Session 4 "Harvest Wisdom" 4:00 – 5:00

David McRaney - The survivorship bias Nick Walters and David Watkins, Jr - locally grown food Brit Fitzgerald - Using tech to improve mentoring outcomes TED video Pod 5 "Share the Experience" 5:15 – 6:30

Joel Bomgar - Succeeding by being different Jill Conner Browne - How to become a cult leader Tray Hairston - Mississippi Healthcare Corridor Vasti Jackson - Taking Mississippi blues to the world Please note that speakers and times are subject to change. For more information on TEDxJackson, visit http://www.tedxjackson.com/.