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TEDxUVM

October 28, 2011

big DATA, BIG stories
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Videos

Did you miss our live stream? Now you can watch it all. Below are videos of the talks from our inaugural TEDxUVM.

Congratulations to Neil Johnson! His talk “Beyond Black Swans” was a TEDxTalks Editor's Pick for the week of January 2.

TEDxUVM 2011 - Peter Dodds - Big Data and the Science of Complexity TEDxUVM 2011 - Chris Danforth - Taming Atmospheric Chaos with Big Data TEDxUVM 2011 - Austin Troy - Seeing the Pattern for the Pixels
TEDxUVM 2011 - Mike Schmidt - The Robotic Scientist: Accelerating Discovery with Eureqa TEDxUVM 2011 - Gary Johnson - Modelling Ecosystem Services under Uncertainty with ARIES TEDxUVM 2011 - Hugh Garavan - Addiction, the Frontal Lobes, and the Science of Willpower
TEDxUVM 2011 - Rob Axtell - Modeling the Economy with 150 Million Agents TEDxUVM 2011 - Joshua Bongard - The Robot Revolution TEDxUVM 2011 - Marta Gonzalez - Mobile Data for Urban Transformation
TEDxUVM 2011 - Isabel Kloumann - Measuring Happiness the Big Data Way: In Language and Online TEDxUVM 2011 - Neil Johnson - Beyond Black Swans

Behind the Scenes

Here are a few photos of what was happening "behind the scenes" on the day of the event.

TEDxUVM 2011 - SETUP BEGINS<br/>It's the big day and we're thrilled to be holding our first TEDx<br/>related to complex systems! TEDxUVM 2011 - OUTSIDE THE DOORS<br/>Maureen Cartier of UVM Conference Services sets up the<br/>registration table outside  Davis Auditorium. TEDxUVM 2011 - A / V SETUP<br/>The video and audio equipment are set up. (We're lucky to have<br/>a great team.) TEDxUVM 2011 - ARE THE PRESENTATIONS ALL THERE?<br/>TEDxUVM organizer Andrea Elledge double-checks our<br/>speakers' presentations. TEDxUVM - MORE SETUP<br/>Audio technician Jake Kenny and TEDxUVM organizer <br/>Keri Toksu get the signs up. TEDxUVM - WE HAVE SOUND<br/>The audio is checked and working! TEDxUVM 2011 - ONE LAST QUICK FIX<br/>Moderator and speaker Chris Danforth (UVM) helps speaker<br/>Marta Gonzalez (MIT) with a few last tweaks to her presentation. TEDxUVM 2011 - LIGHTS...<br/>Media broadcast technician Foster Nye checks that<br/>everything is looking good and ready to go. TEDxUVM 2011 - CAMERA...<br/>Videographer Eric Melton gets the camera rolling. TEDxUVM 2011 - ACTION!<br/>One last run up the stairs to make sure we're streaming and <br/>everyone is where they need to be. TEDxUVM 2011 - WELCOME<br/>Peter Dodds (Chair, UVM Complex Systems Steering Committee) welcomes<br/>the audience to TEDxUVM 2011: Big Data, Big Stories. TEDxUVM 2011 - PETER DODDS<br/>Peter Dodds (UVM) discusses 'Big Data and the Science<br/>of Complexity.' TEDxUVM 2011 - OUR AUDIENCE<br/>Registration for our first TEDx filled up in two days. Our audience was great! But you can only see one-sixth of them here. Over 500 viewers also joined us via our live stream.<br/><br/>Thanks to everyone who came to the event or watched us live! TEDxUVM 2011 - HUGH GARAVAN<br/>Four speakers later, Hugh Garavan discusses 'Addiction,<br/>the Frontal Lobes, and the Science of Willpower.' TEDxUVM 2011 - HALFWAY THROUGH<br/>Although we're about to break for snacks and coffee, the audience is still glued to their seats as Hugh Garavan (UVM) finishes his talk. After the break, five more speakers captivate us with their research.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - SETUP BEGINS<br/>It's the big day and we're thrilled to be holding our first TEDx<br/>related to complex systems!
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - OUTSIDE THE DOORS<br/>Maureen Cartier of UVM Conference Services sets up the<br/>registration table outside  Davis Auditorium.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - A / V SETUP<br/>The video and audio equipment are set up. (We're lucky to have<br/>a great team.)
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - ARE THE PRESENTATIONS ALL THERE?<br/>TEDxUVM organizer Andrea Elledge double-checks our<br/>speakers' presentations.
  • TEDxUVM - MORE SETUP<br/>Audio technician Jake Kenny and TEDxUVM organizer <br/>Keri Toksu get the signs up.
  • TEDxUVM - WE HAVE SOUND<br/>The audio is checked and working!
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - ONE LAST QUICK FIX<br/>Moderator and speaker Chris Danforth (UVM) helps speaker<br/>Marta Gonzalez (MIT) with a few last tweaks to her presentation.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - LIGHTS...<br/>Media broadcast technician Foster Nye checks that<br/>everything is looking good and ready to go.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - CAMERA...<br/>Videographer Eric Melton gets the camera rolling.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - ACTION!<br/>One last run up the stairs to make sure we're streaming and <br/>everyone is where they need to be.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - WELCOME<br/>Peter Dodds (Chair, UVM Complex Systems Steering Committee) welcomes<br/>the audience to TEDxUVM 2011: Big Data, Big Stories.
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - PETER DODDS<br/>Peter Dodds (UVM) discusses 'Big Data and the Science<br/>of Complexity.'
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - OUR AUDIENCE<br/>Registration for our first TEDx filled up in two days. Our audience was great! But you can only see one-sixth of them here. Over 500 viewers also joined us via our live stream.<br/><br/>Thanks to everyone who came to the event or watched us live!
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - HUGH GARAVAN<br/>Four speakers later, Hugh Garavan discusses 'Addiction,<br/>the Frontal Lobes, and the Science of Willpower.'
  • TEDxUVM 2011 - HALFWAY THROUGH<br/>Although we're about to break for snacks and coffee, the audience is still glued to their seats as Hugh Garavan (UVM) finishes his talk. After the break, five more speakers captivate us with their research.

Event Schedule

Peter Dodds: Big Data and the Science of Complexity
Chris Danforth: Taming Atmospheric Chaos with Big Data
Austin Troy: Seeing the Pattern for the Pixels: Extracting Meaning from Massive Spatial Data Sets
Mike Schmidt: The Robotic Scientist: Mining Experimental Data for Laws of Nature and Accelerating Discovery with Eureqa
Gary Johnson: Modelling Ecosystem Services under Uncertainty with ARIES
Hugh Garavan: Addiction, the Frontal Lobes, and the Science of Willpower

Break

Rob Axtell: Modeling the Economy with 150 Million Agents
Joshua Bongard: The Robot Revolution
Marta González: Mobile Data for Urban Transformation
Isabel Kloumann: Measuring Happiness the Big Data Way: In Language and Online
Neil Johnson: Beyond Black Swans: From Irregular Warfare to Subsecond Financial Crises

*Hilary Mason was unable to attend, but will speak at UVM on a future date.

Registration

Registration is full. We will be live-streaming the event here and on the Complex System Center website. In addition, all talks will be archived for later viewing.

What is TEDx?

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 TEDxUVM, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUVM 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.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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