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Ideas in Action: John Spooner

As we gear up  for TEDxBeaconStreet 2013, we’ve asked our 2012 speakers to share stories about how their talks have driven action over the past year. John Spooner, took to the TEDxBeaconStreet stage last November to share his thoughts…
Eric Elenko on the TEDxBeaconStreet Stage
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The Future of Medical Innovation | Eric Elenko

Imagine a doctor prescribing a video game to treat ADHD. Or imagine an expanding capsule used to treat obesity; as it expands in the patient’s digestive tract, they feel full and eat less. Eric Elenko gives us a view into technologies…
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How to Start Your Own Space Program | Joseph Maydell

A flight controller for the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Joseph Maydell came to TEDxBeaconStreet 2012 and gave a talk about how he founded High Altitude Science to help others experience the thrills…
Googler Matthew Gray on the TEDxBeaconStreet Stage
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Ngrams, Applesauce and Billions of Words | Matthew Gray

Ever wonder what all those words in all those books might be good for? Google has an app for that. In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Google software engineer Matthew Gray discusses learning about culture, technology, language and even applesauce…
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An Ultra Low Energy Lifestyle | Stephanie Horowitz

Where and how we live have always spoken volumes about who we are. In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Stephanie Horowitz, an Architect and Certified Passive House Consultant, shows how our homes and lifestyle choices offer a unique opportunity…
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Improving Nutrition on a Global Scale | Geoff von Maltzahn

When could society tackle the twin epidemics of starvation and obesity? 50 years? 100 years? What about today? Geoff von Maltzahn from Flagship VentureLabs explains how their team harnessed the power of technology, biology, and economics…
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Finding the Thrill in Your Life | Phil Klein

It’s easy to get lost in the mess of life. But, it can also be easy to rid your life of that mess.
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Journalism and the Commitment to Depth | Noah Bierman

You may have heard that print journalism is a dying art. Well, not if Noah Bierman has anything to do with it. As a journalist for The Boston Globe, Bierman’s job has taken him on many investigative adventures. But he would argue that…