John has been a speaker at TED and TED Ed and has led workshops for TEDx organizers at TEDGlobal, TEDxSummit, and TEDActive. He is also a former TEDxBoston Executive Curator. As a frequent TED attendee and mentor to many TEDx organizers, John is at the pulse of the TED movement.
An innovator, mobilizer, and human super connector, John also holds the titles of Project Innovator and Research Scientist of the Camera Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab. He was formerly the Chief Mobilizing Officer, Managing Director and a founding member of the Citizen Schools education initiative where he helped transform Citizen Schools from a concept paper in 1995. John founded Ideas in Action, Inc., a non-profit which created, and currently leads, the innovative enterprise TEDxBeaconStreet.