It takes a village to bring together an event of this magnitude. We are super grateful for everyone's efforts, from every community member who nominated a presenter, to every sponsor organization that sees the importance on an event like this. We are humbled by the fact that without your contributions, our efforts would be null.
We are also honored to have worked with every leadership team member who donated their time, their wisdom, and all their abilities. Thankful for every staff member at the beautiful Stude Hall in the Sheppherd School of Music, Holli and Mandy, and the Rice University Community at large.
All the work in planning, all the exploration and ambitious moonshots, and all the surprises that seemed to accelerate the closer we got to the big day, were completely validated by the smiles and infectious energy we felt when we saw everyone on stage, presenting their passionate ideas, and the conversations they sparked during the breaks. Thank you for continuing to inspire us. Thanks for being part of this!
At Rice University, on September 12, 1962, John F. Kennedy made a speech in which he declared that we would land on the moon within a decade. On that day, in our great city, Kennedy bravely announced: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." 2503 days later, we achieved that audacious mission, stepped foot on another world for the first time, and firmly established ourselves as universal explorers. This tremendous and difficult challenge took the combined efforts of thousands of creative, motivated and audacious individuals, and inspired many more to imagine their own “moonshots.”
Now...what about the other things?
On October 12, 2013, 51 years and 1 month since that day, we will come together for the fourth annual TEDxHouston. On that day, in our great city, we will listen to, engage with, and be inspired by The Other Things, moonshots that are audacious and brave by their own rights. We will explore what things are changing the-world-as-we-know-it, and what other things are still left unturned.
Join us on this mission to explore a bold new world.
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