Live Stream of TED2014: The Next Chapter Available at UMaine March 18

An exclusive live stream of the sold-out TED2014: The Next Chapter will be available for public viewing over a 12-hour period March 18 at the University of Maine.

The independently organized TED event at UMaine will run from 11:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. in the Coe Room of the Memorial Union and will provide an opportunity to watch the live event occurring in Vancouver featuring 14 TED2014 speakers, including Melinda and Bill Gates, and Sting.

TEDxUMaineLive is sponsored by the Maine Journal, a student-run, online publication on campus. For more information about the free public event or to request disability accommodations, contact Philip Kolmar, 284.3886.

TED — Technology, Entertainment and Design — is a nonprofit organization that offers leading innovators a platform for “ideas worth spreading.” This year, the organization with its renowned TED Talks is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The five-day Vancouver event focuses on the most significant developments of the last three decades and, according to the TED website, “applying that knowledge to understand what’s ahead.”

The speakers featured during UMaine’s live stream:

  • 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m., technology designer Bran Ferren, architect Marc Kushner, documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen and music producer and DJ Mark Ronson

  • 2–3:45 p.m., plasma physicist Michel Laberge, urban planner Amanda Burden, cruciverbalist David Kwong and type designer Matthew Carter

  • 9–10:45 p.m., climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, philanthropists Melinda and Bill Gates, peace activist Zak Ebrahim, and composer and activist Sting