What is TEDxRC²?

How is technology turning the traditional “cry for help” upside down? What can the “armchair volunteer” do, using crisis mapping? Why does dialogue matter? How would you help the disabled overcome the social and physical barriers that they face in war-torn communities?

These are some of the questions that will be touched upon during TEDxRC², an event taking place in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 November, 2011 on the eve of the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. 

Through a series of riveting talks, TEDxRC² will explore some of tomorrow’s humanitarian challenges and opportunities through the prism of hope, experience and curiosity. 

TEDxRC² is not a lecture series. It’s not academic. It’s not strictly for Red Cross and Red Crescent people. It’s simply an opportunity to think about some salient questions in a new way, by listening to the voices of people who have been tackling these issues for decades.

I will stream TEDxRC² live here on Intercross this Sunday, 10 to 12am so make sure to tune in. After Thanksgiving, food for thought.

Florian Westphal, ICRC Deputy Director of Communication, explains the event and why it matters.