2013 Speakers + Schedule

SATURDAY: November 16, 2013

8:00 - 8:30 Registration, Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet: Spark!

Genki Spark

Japanese Taiko Drumming

Chris Anderson

Curator of TED

Peter Girguis

Undersea Scientist

9:15 - 10:00 Google Solve for < X >: Invent the Future X

Larisa Leventon

Imaging Innovator

Leigh Christie

Sustainable Energy

Ramesh Raskar


10:00 - 10:30 Break, Refreshments, Connecting & Adventures

Japanese Drumming, Paper Airplanes or Solve For < X > Brainstorming Session (10:30 – 11:30)

10:30 - 12:00 TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet: Sparking Change

Blake Frank

Pianist and 6th Grader

Steve Larosiliere

Youth Mentor

Duncan Jurayj

11-year-old soccer player

Kate Silbaugh

Mom, Concussion Advocate

Jim Bales

High-Speed Imaging

Bettina Neuefeind

Food Justice

Kate Riegle-van West

The Art of Poi Spinning

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch by Jasper White, Connecting & Adventures

Poi Spinning Lessons or Paper Airplanes, plus delicious menu from Jasper White

1:00 - 2:45 TEDxBeaconStreet: Breaking Through

Colin Stokes

Dad, Non-Profit Marketer

Kathleen Murphy

President, Fidelity Investments

Juan Enriquez


Dick Simon

Changemaker, Photographer, Entrepreneur

Nikolai Begg

Medical Device Innovation

Susan Colantuono

Leader In Advancement

Michael Zapruder

Contemporary Musician

2:45 - 3:15 Break, Refreshments & Connecting

3:15 - 4:30 TEDxBeaconStreet: Re-Envisioning

Julia Glenn

Juilliard Violinist

Patrick McGuire

Juilliard Cellist

Gail Goodman

Small Business Visionary

Ben Peters

3D Printing

Mark Little

GE Executive

Duncan Davidson


4:30 - 5:15 Google Solve For < X >: Decoding X

Alex Wissner-Gross

Inventor and Entrepreneur

Ting Wu


Alex Reben

Emotive Robotics

5:15 – 6:15   OPTIONAL BREAKOUT SESSION:  Solve For < X > Brainstorming

5:15 - 6:15 TEDxBeaconStreet: Future of Education

John Katzman

Educational Entrepreneur

Greg Nadeau

Education Consultant

Teppo Jouttenus

edX Educator

Victor Shnayder


Philipp Schmidt

Open Education Activist

John Werner

Adventure Learning

SUNDAY: November 17, 2013

8:00 - 8:30 Registration, Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:15 TEDxBeaconStreet - Innovative Pathways

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Author & Influential Business Thinker

Stephane Bancel


Alex Wissner-Gross

Inventor and Entrepreneur

Fred Destin

Startup Mentor

Edwin Gravereaux

Vascular Surgery

Larry Moore

Election Transparency

10:15 - 10:45 Break, Refreshments & Connecting

10:45 - 12:00 TEDxBeaconStreet - Fresh Approaches

Erika Ebbel Angle


Norman Spack

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Allyssa Bates

Kidney Donor

Neil Hunt

Netflix Executive

Ben Mezrich

Best-Selling Author

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch by Jasper White & Connecting

1:00 - 2:45 TEDxBeaconStreet - Pioneers in Action

Marco Tempest


Bert Jacobs

Life Is Good Founder

Steve Papa

Entrepreneur Visionary

Cameron Kerry

Department of Commerce

Doug Melton

Stem Cell Scientist

Beth Babcock

Poverty Research

Kevin Gilbert


2:45 - 3:15 Break, Refreshments & Connecting

3:15 - 5:00 TEDxBeaconStreet - Inspiration and Possibility

Emi Ferguson


Tony Tjan

VC Expert, Author

Marcus Quigley

Urban Water Design

Cerise Jacobs

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Opera

Joe DeSena

Spartan Race Founder

Ryan Holladay

TED Fellow, Musician

Paul Harraka



Megan Smith

Googler, Solve for < x >

Puneet Ahira

Goolge, Solve for < X >

Michael Skok

North Bridge Venture Partners

Lisa Pierpont


MacCalvin Romain

Technology Strategy

John Werner

MIT Media Lab/Camera Culture Group

Butch Stearns

The Pulse Network

Meghna Chakrabarti

Co-Host, Radio Boston, WBUR

Anwar Dalla-Alla

Host, TEDxKhartoum Founder, Sudan

Jose Kont

Tedx Guatemala

Katerina Biliouri

Host, TEDxThessaloniki Editor-In-Chief, Greece

Colin Stokes

Dad, Non-Profit Marketer


Brian Bergstein

MIT Technology Review

Scott Kirsner

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