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Join Us at TEDxOilSpill Next Monday

TED conferences “bring together the world's leading thinkers and doers for a series of talks, presentations and performances.” So it was only a matter of time until TED tackled the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Next Monday, TEDxOilSpill will tackle the tough questions raised by the ongoing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. And you can be a part of the conversation.

Topics will include: mitigation of the spill and the impending cleanup efforts; energy alternatives; policy and economics; and new technology that can help us build a self-reliant culture.

The presenters will include the following experts:

- Andrew Sharpless, Oceana CEO

- Jackie Savitz, Oceana Senior Scientist

- Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer and winner of the TED Prize

- Philippe Cousteau, diver scientist and environmental activist

- Wolcott Henry, National Geographic underwater photographer

- Dr. Ronald Atlas, chief microbiologist for the Exxon Valdez cleanup

- Leroy Stick, the pseudonymous humorist behind @BPGlobalPR

- TEDxOilSpill Gulf Expedition Team

- And many others!

Here are the important details -- sign up today to be a part of the event, or you can watch the live stream starting at 9 a.m. next Monday.

WHAT: TEDxOilSpill

WHEN: 9am-6pm, Monday June 28

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Ampitheater - 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20229

See you there!

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