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Better Off TED: SMU Campus to Be Filled With Deep Thinkers in Deep Conversation

Perhaps you saw William Kamkwamba on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night and thought the co-author and subject of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope just might be The Most Interesting 23-Year-Old in the World. And maybe you said to yourself, "I'd sure like to meet him some day." In which case, your some day is tomorrow: Kamkwamba is among those scheduled to speak on the SMU campus during the TEDxSMU event -- "TED" meaning, of course, "Technology, Entertainment, Design." Of course. Registration's closed for the shindig, but he'll be around campus most of the day speaking and signing his book, and he'll be joined by a roster of deep-thinkers that'll include the several musicians, among them Jill Sobule, Sara Hickman and the Polyphonic Spree. Not that I am advocating crashing the party. Not at all.

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Robert Wilonsky
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