When: September 14, 2012 10am-7pm
Where: Farmer School of Business
Miami University, Oxford, OH
What: There is a substantial consensus that America under-invests in early childhood development, and that the adverse effects are felt not only by the children themselves, but by the nation as a whole in such forms as increased challenges for public schooling and poorer public health.There is no consensus, however, about public policies to address this under-investment.
TEDxMiamiUniversity will present six original talks with a variety of perspectives. In addition, those who attend the conference will have several opportunities to interact with both scholars and practitioners.
Attendance: Attendance to this event is by invitation only.
Those who are not invited, but would like to attend, should fill out the contact form »
Cost: There is no fee for attendance at this event.
Lunch and dinner are included. The costs of this event have been substantially defrayed by a gift from alumnus Jim Gilligan '80 with the cooperation of these Miami University units: the Farmer School of Business; the Department of Economics; the School of Education, Health, and Society; and the Department of Educational Psychology.
Those who require accommodations can find options at our visitors website »
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMiamiUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMiamiUniversity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Visit the TEDx site for more information: http://www.ted.com/tedx