TEDxRio+20 is happening in Rio this weekend — June 11th and 12th — before the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: RIO+20. 

The venue of TEDxRio+20 is being built especially for RIO+20 (see its amazing construction above), and is at the Forte de Copacabana, between Copacabana and Ipanema. Called Humanidade2012, the space was specially built to bring reflection and also deepen the understanding of a possible model for development that considers the impacts of past, present and future to ensure better living conditions around the world. 

This TEDx event is a regional collaboration between many TEDx organizers in Brazil: TEDxRio, TEDxLaçador, TEDxSaoPaulo, TEDxAmazonia and TEDxVilaMadá as well as TEDxPelourinho, TEDxBaiadaIlhaGrande, TEDxTombo, TEDxBeloHorizonte and TEDxVer-o-Peso. 

With speakers like Vik Muniz, Kiran Bedi, Fabien Cousteau, William Kamkwamba and more, TEDxRio+20 will unite diverse thinkers to understand and analyze HUMAN POWER, a force with the great capacity to destroy, maintain, and above all, to construct a new planet and a new way of life.

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