Friday 1.10 at 6pm: Ted salon with John Rockstrom and Jason Clay

Dear friend of Arkadia, TED Salon @ Arkadia is ready to resume its activities this fall! This time, let’s come together to look beneath the sustainability buzzword on Friday, 1.10 at 6pm! An evening of watching and discussing two short…, impactful, and thought-provoking video lectures on topics related to the methodologies behind measuring and achieving sustainability. The lectures were originally delivered at past TED conferences (www.ted.com). Come and watch two great visionaries, John Rockstrom, Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre and Jason Clay, WWF Vice-President propose some brand new ways to define and achieve global sustainability.http://tinyurl.com/ych5quu You are welcome to join us and express your thoughts and opinions! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be welcome. – Important: The talk is open to everyone and will be in English. TED Salon @ Arkadia Host: Pavan Ramkumar Background: TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is a highly-exclusive conference from Long Beach, California that started in 1985 for bright and successful thinkers from various disciplines to interact in a stimulating environment and inspire each other. In 2002, TED was taken over by a non-profit that dedicated itself to “ideas worth spreading”. Since then, TED is still an annual conference for diverse, passionate thinkers and doers, but with a key difference: the talks are extremely well-curated in an online video library. Further, TED allows and encourages free screening of talks in public for non-profit purposes. Why: I am a TED fanboy and a researcher at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology. Last fall, with some friends, I organized a TED Salon at the university, screening and facilitating discussion around some talks from the recently-concluded TED India conference (http://conferences.ted.com/TEDIndia/). I now wish to share my passion for novel and thought-provoking ideas with a diverse audience. Do find us on the Facebook Group if you haven’t already, to keep in touch with the TED Salon community and hear about future events! http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=101949023175065 Important: Disclaimer: Kindly note that this informal evening of TED talks is different from a licensed, independently organized TEDx event:http://www.ted.com/pages/view?id=343. The organizer’s views do not represent those of TED or TEDx, nor does he represent any commercial or political agenda.