Don’t Miss TEDxBerkeley 2012!

TEDxBerkeley “Inspiring Innovation” with 1000 world-leading thinkers, makers & doers on February 4, 2012

2012 Speakers:

Carl Bass: president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, Inc., the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

Connie Duckworth: founder of ARZU, Inc., a 501 © (3) non-profit organization, and a retired Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs, & Co., where she was named the first woman sales and trading partner in the firm’s history during her 20 year career from 1981-2001

David Ewing Duncan: award-winning, best-selling author of seven books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. His most recent book is the bestseller Experimental Man: What one man’s body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world.

Dr. Maria Fadiman: a leader who works with the human/environmental aspect of conservation, who was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers in 2006.
Ken Goldberg: an inventor working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media. At UC Berkeley, Ken teaches and supervises research in Robotics, Automation, and New Media.

Charles Holt: Charles with fellow actor Gerald C. Rivers will present and tour the world premiere event Martin & Music in January 2012. The play chronicles the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while threading King’s love for music into his speeches and life experience. Charles has entertained sold-out audiences around the world, including The John F. Kennedy Center The Turkish-American Association in Ankara, Turkey, and Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He speaks to groups and organizations and serves as facilitator of workshops based on his work as an artist in order to empower, encourage, and uplift audiences everywhere.

Nipun Mehta: founder of ServiceSpace, an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. What started as an experiment with four friends in the Silicon Valley has now grown to an global ecosystem of over 350,000 members that has delivered millions of dollars in service for free.

Tapan Parikh: assistant professor at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Tapan’s research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), mobile computing, speech UIs and information systems for microfinance, smallholder agriculture and global health.

Tiffany Schlain: honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Schlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and projects.

Robert Strong: the Comedy Magician has been crisscrossing the world since 1985 entertaining audiences large and small, young and old, formal and casual, and everything in between! Twice voted San Francisco’s ‘Best Comedian’, Robert has appeared on every major television network, in more than 40 different countries, in all 50 states, and twice at the White House.

The TEDx Berkeley team includes curators Kevin Gong , a translator who has volunteered for the Global Lives Project, Renee Blodgett , founder of Magic Sauce Media and We Blog the World , and Jennifer Barr , VP/Operations at Northern CA Wharton Business School Club; Director of Logistics Navi Ganancial , serial volunteer and social media marketing guru; Technical Director Rocky Mullin , production volunteer for EG and TEDMED, musician & producer and Volunteer Manager David Allen.
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