Have you always wanted to go to a Ted event? Now is your opportunity, and for only $15!!
Ted has a way of bringing out some of the most influential and inspiring people from the surrounding area.
Take advantage of this opportunity.
I believe they are also still excepting recommendations for speakers, if you know a professor or student you think would be a great addition, let them know.
This years topic: Pioneers, O Pioneers!
"We celebrate those who harbor vulnerability. We seek out those who carry the creative flame. We yearn for those who call deep on their courage to march, impatient, and full of action. Pioneers! And we honor the cause that there is more to live, to do, to experience, and to discover than what is known today."
Medea Benjamin Cofounder of CODEPINK
Medea Benjamin has been an advocate for social justice for over 30 years. She is a cofounder of CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots movement, and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Her latest book is “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones.
Nick Cienski Under Armour Senior Director of Innovation
Nick Cienski is a Senior Director of Innovation at Under Armour and an accomplished mountaineer. For over a decade, Nick’s expeditions focused on difficult routes without supplemental oxygen, and with limited funding and minimal equipment. In 2014 he will climb six of the world's 26,000+ foot peaks in less than one year, setting a world record.
Haben Girma Disability Rights Advocate
Haben Girma is the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. She applies her unique perspective as a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates to remove access barriers for students with disabilities. The White House has recognized Haben as a Champion of Change.
Molly McGrath Tierney Director of Social Services
Molly McGrath Tierney is the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, managing the City’s child welfare and public assistance programs. Over the past six years, she has led a massive reform effort to dramatically improve the impact of services to vulnerable citizens of Baltimore. Molly’s work is considered a national model for modern social services.
Chris Kraft Psychologist
Dr. Chris Kraft is the co-director of clinical services and instructor at the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He’s a licensed psychologist and a certified sex therapist working with couples and individuals to improve their happiness as it is related to sexual intimacy, expression and identity.
Niki Ernst TEDx Ambassador
Niki’s work involves running a design firm in Austria with offices in Vienna and Salzburg, and raising a global network of innovation agencies (IACy). He is currently launching an accelerator to support Austrian startups growing their professional network to Silicon Valley (AICsv), and additionally serves as a TEDx Ambassador for Europe.
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January 31, 2014