“Dreams matter. And TED2016 will be dedicated to the greatest dreams we are capable of dreaming. It will be a week to stare hard at humanity’s toughest challenges, to listen to our greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers. A week to stir the blood.” – TED2016. 


Live Streaming of TED2016: Dream. from Vancouver

Tuesday, Feb. 16
Naperville Public Library, 95th Street Library
3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
Naperville, IL 60564
Click here to register 

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2: Radical repatterning
Hosted by Chris Anderson

Adam Savage  -- Maker, critical thinker
Adam Savage, the host of "MythBusters" on the Discovery Channel, is a longtime special effects artist and a minor obsessive.

Cédric Villani  -- Mathematician
Cédric Villani tackles perplexing problems in mathematical physics, analysis and geometry with rigor, wit and a signature personal style.

Haley Van Dyck  -- Disrupter
Haley Van Dyck is recruiting world-class technology talent into the US Federal Government to transform the way America delivers critical services for everyday people.

So Percussion  -- Percussion ensemble
With pieces ranging from hypnotic to cacophonic, So Percussion is building a new canon of modern avant-garde percussion music.

Joe Gebbia  -- Designer, co-founder, Airbnd
As a designer, entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief product officer of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia helped redesign the way the world travels and people connect.

Travis Kalanick  -- Problem solver-in-chief, Uber
As Uber’s founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick is not only disrupting an entrenched industry but also reinventing urban transportation as we know it.

1 – 2:45 p.m. Session 3: Imagination. Invention. Ingenuity.
Hosted by Jedidah Isler and José Gomez-Marquez

Wanda Diaz Merced  -- Sonic astrophysicist
While searching for ways to study stellar radiation without relying on sight, Wanda Diaz Merced has developed a way to represent complex data about our universe as sound.

Holly Cohen  -- Occupational therapist, tinkerer
By teaching simple hacks, Holly Cohen adapts toys and other consumer electronics to create accessibility for all, including people with disabilities.

Mae Jemison  -- Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician
and educator Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison‘s inclusive, audacious journey to improving life here on earth and beyond is paving the way for human interstellar travel.

Joseph Ravenell  -- Men’s health advocate
Using unexpected channels like the pulpit and the barber’s chair, Joseph Ravenell delivers basic health care information to an at-risk demographic -- African-American men.

Ameera Ahmad  -- Fixer
Ameera Ahmad leads journalists to the harrowing (and often hidden) stories of the Gaza Strip that they couldn’t find on their own.

Franz Freudenthal  -- Pediatric cardiologist
With his unique inventions (including a device knitted from threads of high-tech alloy by indigenous craftswomen), Franz Freudenthal saves children from congenital heart defects.

Blitz the Ambassador  -- Afrobeat/hip-hop artist
Blitz the Ambassador infuses Brooklyn hip-hop style with the infectious polyrhythms of Afrobeat and highlife.

4:15 – 6 p.m. Session 4: Lifehacks
Hosted by Kelly Stoetzel

Tim Urban  -- Blogger, cartoonist
With the blog Wait But Why, Tim Urban demonstrates that complex and long-form writing can stand out in an online wilderness choked with listicles and clickbait.

Adam Grant  -- Organizational psychologist
After years of studying the dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace, Adam Grant discovered a powerful and often overlooked motivator: Helping others.

Brian Little  -- Personality researcher
Cambridge professor Brian Little analyzes and redefines the threads of our personalities -- and suggests ways we can transform ourselves.

John McWhorter  -- Linguist
Linguist John McWhorter thinks about language in relation to race, politics and our shared cultural history.

Noah Zandan  -- Data scientist
Noah Zandan uses data science to illuminate hidden (and often unconscious) messages in our communications -- and suggests ways that speakers might heighten their impact.

Kio Stark  -- Stranger enthusiast
In her forthcoming book "When Strangers Meet," author Kio Stark explores the myriad ways encounters with strangers impact our lives.

7 – 8:45 p.m. Session 5: Deep memory      

Hosted by Christ Anderson and Anna Verghese

Norman Lear  -- Television producer, activist
Writer, producer and free-speech champion Norman Lear defined decades of U.S. popular culture with his groundbreaking TV shows.

Moran Cerf  -- Brain hacker
Ex-hacker Moran Cerf studies the underlying mechanisms of our psychology by eavesdropping on the activity of our brain from the inside out.

Kenneth Lacovara  -- Paleontologist
In his quest to understand the largest dinosaurs to have walked the earth, Kenneth Lacovara blends exploration with the latest imaging and modeling techniques from engineering to medicine.

Silk Road Ensemble  -- Musical explorers
With an eclectic repertoire spanning classical, improvisational and folk traditions from around the globe, the Silk Road Ensemble spins unique sounds that celebrate cultural solidarity.

Sarah Parcak  -- Satellite archaeologist + TED Prize winner
Like a modern-day Indiana Jones, Sarah Parcak uses satellite images to locate lost ancient sites. The winner of the 2016 TED Prize, her wish will help protect the world’s cultural heritage.

Please register in advance for this live stream event that will take place at Naperville Public Library on Feb. 16.
Click here to Register

Naperville Public Library will provide light refreshments during the breaks. It is recommended you bring a sack lunch if you plan to attend all day. There are food establishments nearby if you wish to leave on break and return for the remaining sessions.

Live streaming of TED2016: Dream. from Vancouver
Continued at:

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session 6: Code power
Hosted by Chris Anderson

1 – 2:45 p.m. Session 7: Imagine there’s no countries
Hosted by Helen Walters

4:15 – 6 p.m. TED Univeristy
Attenees take the stage to give their own TED-style talks. Hosted by TEDGlobal director Bruno Giussani

7 – 8:45 p.m. Session 8: Nighmare?
Hosted by Chris Anderson

The event is FREE for the first 90 attendees, but registration is required. You do not have to be a Fountaindale Library cardholder to register.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/206isIQ

You can attend specific sessions, parts of the day or the entire live stream.
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Feb. 18
Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Inside TED
Shows the inner workings of the organization

1 – 2:45 p.m. Session 9: Outside the box
Hosted by Helen Walters

4:15 – 6 p.m. Session 10: The dreams that define us
Hosted by Gerry Garbusky

7 – 8:45 p.m. Session 11: Fantasists and catalysts
Hosted by Kelly Stoetzel

Register online at: http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar
Light refreshments will be served.

Live Streaming of TED2016: Dream. from Vancouver
Watch the opening session of the legendary TED Conference for the first time on the big screen.
Select cinemas will be showing
TED2016: Dream Opening Night on
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7p.m.

Participating cinemas in the Naperville area are:

  • Naperville 16
  • Cinemark Woodridge 17
  • Cantera 17
  • Yorktown 17

Check here for a full list of participating theaters.

For more information about TED2016: Dream.

Did you know there is a local TEDx conference
right here in Naperville?

For more information about TEDxNaperville www.tedxnaperville.com