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TEDxPhoenix - Justin Beckett - Come Together for a Change

- About Justin Beckett -Justin Beckett was born in San Francisco and lived in five states and three countries before graduating high school, whereupon he returned to the Bay area to attend the California Culinary Academy. Although Justin loved his formal education he is a strong believer in education thru experience. He often states that his real education started when he left school and worked in the kitchens of great restaurants.In his TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 TEDxTalk, Justin takes us through a journey of his experiences that have led him to the realization that the experience of coming together as friends and family around the dinner table is something that cannot be neglected or forgotten. Website: http://www.beckettstable.comTwitter: About TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 -The theme for TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 was "_______ for a Change" and featured speakers from around the US who are exploring unique ideas that have brought about unexpected, interesting, and positive changes. Five hundred people from all over Arizona and the western US gathered at the Mesa Arts Center for an evening of thought provoking and entertaining talks. The opening title ( and speaker video intros were created under the design and direction of TEDxPhoenix Art Director, Safwat Saleem (@safwat). Motion graphics and animation provided by TEDxPhoenix volunteer Qa'ed Tung (@qaedtung).Video editing of this TEDxPhoenix TEDxTalk was done by UAT Digital Video student, Neil Sparks, under the guidance of UATDV Program Champion, Professor Paul DeNigris (@UATDV).Filming of TEDxPhoenix 2011 was conducted by UAT Digital Video students Dylan White, Kennedy Gray, Ty Bitterolf, Nic Vereen, Neil Sparks, and Annie Winn. Additional guidance and assistance was provided by UATDV Associate Professor, Todd Schoenberger, and UATDV Teaching Assistant, Jared Oppie.- About TEDx -In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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