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May 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $15 - $30
**CHANGE OF VENUE
On May 12th, TEDxTucson is hosting a Salon called “It’s Electric!” at 7pm in the Leo Rich Theatre in the Tucson Convention Center. The theme is energy, electricity and the future of our planet.
Leading up to the TEDxTucson event, starting mid-day, there will be a race of electric cars from Phoenix to Tucson along Interstate 10. The cars will refuel at electric car charging stations in Casa Grande, Picacho, and in Tucson on Speedway Blvd. Members of the press and TEDxTucson staff will be waiting at each station. These state-of-the-art charging stations were designed and built by GOe3, a company based in Arizona. The race, including Tesla electric sports cars, will be a major topic of interest at the TEDxTucson event. The cars will be parked outside the venue during the TEDxTucson event, and they will be available for viewing during the after-party.
TEDxTucson also is hosting a “secret guest” speaker for this May event, a person known worldwide in association with electric cars. Performing at the event will be Arizona-based Circus Amperean, whose stunts involve electricity. At our “after-party” outside the R Bar, following the presentations at the event, guests and presenters will mix and mingle, and discuss new ideas, in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading.”