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    TedxFenway :Evolve, Innovate, Agitate 2015 Videos

     

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    Images from TEDxFenway 2015

    Click on the image below to see shots from TEDxFenway   All images provided by Lara Booth  

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  • Source: https://www.berklee.edu/Berklee160

    3rd Annual TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve

    This year, TEDxFenway is focusing on the process, versus the product, of navigating the oftentimes complex task of addressing the necessary changes needed to promote progress. TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve will take a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes actions of problem-solving, consensus-building, back-tracking, loss of ground, and reassessment of history that leads to true evolution in a variety of social movements, arts and technological disciplines. Supported by The Fenway Alliance and Berklee College of Music, TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve will be held in Berklee’s […]

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  • GRIT treats made by Oakleaf Cakes
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    Shots from TEDxFenway: GRIT!

    On Tuesday, April 29, TEDxFenway – an independently organized event licensed by TED – explored the influence of grit and resilience in shaping some of the most foremost cultural, medical, social, and entrepreneurial ideas today in the Fenway, in Boston and beyond. Sponsored by The Fenway Alliance, TEDxFenway: GRIT was held in the historic Landmark Center, formerly the Sears, Roebuck and Company building built in 1929. Samuels & Associates, the current owner of the tower, graciously donated the modern loft-space […]

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  • TEDxFenway: GRIT Program Book Now Available

    TEDxFenway: GRIT Program Book Now Available

    So many great performances, activities and speakers at TEDxFenway: GRIT! Check out the full program here: TEDxFenway: GRIT Program Book

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  • The GRIT of Boston

    The GRIT of Boston

    As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Boston has witnessed historic moments of great change, triumph, and tragedy, and in each of these moments, the people of Boston have come together, displaying their resilience as individuals, and as a community. Wanting to find a way to visually encapsulate the GRIT of Boston, TEDxFenway asked Evan Chapman, President and Producer of Loft Sessions Music, to create a piece that explored and represented the meaning of GRIT. Why do people […]

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  • Run Bimma shares how he "claimed his journey," and how others can too
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    Meet our 2 Wild Card Winners Run Bimma and Bob Sansone

    Photo credit: Kimberly Hatch We put out the call for GRIT talks, narrowed down the submissions to 10 wonderfully, grit-filled, inspiring individuals, and now have two great additions to the TEDxFenway lineup! Thank you to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Fenway Alliance for co-hosting PreXFenway, and to our judges Lesley Pitts of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Carmen Pola of the Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project, and Fashion and Style Reporter of The Boston Globe Chris Muther for […]

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  • TEDxFenway “Wild Card” Audition Finalists!

    TEDxFenway “Wild Card” Audition Finalists!

    Thank you ALL who sent in your submissions for the TEDxFenway Audition at to be held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  We received amazing stories about people’s ideas connected to the wider world that emerged from their grit and resiliency, and we’re very glad to announce the finalists for PreXFenway! Autumn Patricia Ahn, Artist Gillian Christy, Sculptor Maria Finkelmeier, Percussionist Gordon Hay, Founder of ALINE and SoleSystems Sara Kaplan, English Teacher at Eagle Hill High School Ryan MacInnis, Inbound […]

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  • GOT GRIT? Open Call for Video Submissions for PreXFenway

    GOT GRIT? Open Call for Video Submissions for PreXFenway

    Grit – that against-the-grain quality of fortitude and endurance. We’ve all encountered critical moments in our lives where we were presented with a choice to either give up or to forge ahead, urging the realization of a novel idea or an innovative product. TEDxFenway is searching for 2 Wild Card speakers with inspiring tales of such grit. Selected candidates will be invited to speak at TEDxFenway on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Landmark Center in Boston.

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Highlights

  • Photo credit: Lara Booth

    TedxFenway :Evolve, Innovate, Agitate 2015 Videos

     

  • Photo credit: Lara Booth

    Images from TEDxFenway 2015

    Click on the image below to see shots from TEDxFenway   All images provided by Lara Booth  

  • Sharing Laughter, Pushing Our Edges, and Loving Boston

    Sharing Laughter, Pushing Our Edges, and Loving Boston

    On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve, featured 12 speakers who spoke about the importance of continually pushing one’s self to evolve, and of retooling our perspectives on gender inequity, design, workplace culture, arts, and even laughter to enhance our capacity to adapt and create progressive change. In addition to the speakers were three thrilling performances by acclaimed jazz musicians Neil Leonard and Olivia Dawn Mok, the Winsor School Small Chorus, and MC Nick Shea from ZUMIX. The event, supported […]

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  • Please Help Us Keep TEDxFenway Free

    Please Help Us Keep TEDxFenway Free

    We strive to keep TEDxFenway free and available to the wider public, in order to allow everyone to enjoy our program. We believe TEDx should be inclusive and accessible to our community, and hope you will consider donating to The Fenway Alliance, a 501c (3) non-profit organization that organizes TEDxFenway, so that we may continue providing this wonderful event to the public free of charge.

  • Haril Pandya, AIA, Principal, CBT Architects

    Haril Pandya, AIA, Principal, CBT Architects

    Haril Pandya, AIA, is Principal at the award-winning firm CBT Architects, in Boston. His primary focus is providing design solutions in Asset Strategy, Building Repositioning, Retail and Rebranding. He is working on major local and national projects providing creative solutions that directly affect his clients’ bottom line (building owners, brokers, and tenants), increasing value to the building and impact in the market.  He is currently overseeing over 30 projects totaling over $180 million for Shorenstein, The Blackstone Group, Equity Office, […]

  • Bette Ann Libby, Mosaic Artist Founder/Sculptor, Studios Without Walls and CommunityMosaics.com

    Bette Ann Libby, Mosaic Artist Founder/Sculptor, Studios Without Walls and CommunityMosaics.com

      Bette Ann Libby’s images have been inspired by her sojourn in Samoa and travels in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle and Far East. She has received numerous awards for her work, which have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US.  Primarily a studio potter from 1972-1986, her functional ceramics were sold in over 30 galleries across the country.  From 1985-1989, she was Director/Owner of the Mad River Valley Craft Fair, Waitsfield, VT.  In 1986, she moved to […]

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  • Deepti Navaratna, Musician/Neuroscientist/Cultural Entrepreneur; Founder and Director of Carnatic Alchemy Project, New England Conservatory of Music

    Deepti Navaratna, Musician/Neuroscientist/Cultural Entrepreneur; Founder and Director of Carnatic Alchemy Project, New England Conservatory of Music

      Deepti Navaratna is a neuroscientist and musician based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An accomplished South Indian Classical musician, her music has been presented at premiere performing spaces in the United States such as Asia Society (New York City), Symphony Space (New York City), Jordan Hall (Boston), Harvard Arts Museum (Cambridge), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Yale School of music (New Haven, CT), among others. From South Indian classical music to avant garde to world music, her music embodies a rare […]

  • Source: https://www.berklee.edu/Berklee160

    3rd Annual TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve

    This year, TEDxFenway is focusing on the process, versus the product, of navigating the oftentimes complex task of addressing the necessary changes needed to promote progress. TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve will take a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes actions of problem-solving, consensus-building, back-tracking, loss of ground, and reassessment of history that leads to true evolution in a variety of social movements, arts and technological disciplines. Supported by The Fenway Alliance and Berklee College of Music, TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve will be held in Berklee’s […]

  • David Hacin, FAIA, Founding Principal and President, Hacin + Associates

    David Hacin, FAIA, Founding Principal and President, Hacin + Associates

    David J. Hacin FAIA is the founding Principal and President of Hacin + Associates. Mr. Hacin founded H+A in Boston in 1993 after practicing architecture and urban design in a number of well-known firms including SOM/Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the Office of City Planning for New York City [Manhattan], Gwathmey Siegel Associates, CBT Architects, and his father’s architecture firm, Hacin and Associates, in Geneva, Switzerland. More recently, David also served as a principal at Sasaki Associates, an internationally acclaimed inter-disciplinary […]

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  • Jimmy Tingle, Comedian, Commentator, Activist and Entrepreneur

    Jimmy Tingle, Comedian, Commentator, Activist and Entrepreneur

    Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, activist and entrepreneur. He is a 2010 graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was that year’s graduate school commencement speaker. He has worked as a humorist and commentator for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Conan O’Brien, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special. Theatrical credits include four one-person shows. He also wrote and produced his first documentary film, […]

  • Dr. Nettrice Gaskins, STEAM Lab Director, Boston Arts Academy

    Dr. Nettrice Gaskins, STEAM Lab Director, Boston Arts Academy

    Dr. Nettrice Gaskins was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She majored in Visual Art at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. She earned a BFA in Computer Graphics with Honors from Pratt Institute in 1992 and a MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She worked for several years in K-12 and post-secondary education, community media and technology before enrolling at Georgia Tech where she received a doctorate in Digital Media […]

  • Obehi Janice, Writer/Actress/Comedian, Creator and Performer of FUFU & OREOS

    Obehi Janice, Writer/Actress/Comedian, Creator and Performer of FUFU & OREOS

    Obehi Janice is an actress, writer and comedian with two first names. Her work explores the power of voice in identity, politics, cultural exchange, and testimony. Her plays have been developed or seen at Company One, Boston Center for the Arts, Sleeping Weazel, Interim Writers, Our Voices Festival, Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Boston Theater Marathon, Berkshire Fringe Festival, MPAACT, ImprovBoston, GAN-e-meed Theatre Project, and 119 Gallery. Her solo play, FUFU & OREOS, was produced in 2015 at Bridge Repertory Theater […]

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  • Ruth Jacobs Malloy, Ph.D., Global Managing Director, Leadership and Talent, Hay Group

    Ruth Jacobs Malloy, Ph.D., Global Managing Director, Leadership and Talent, Hay Group

    Ruth Malloy is Global Managing Director of Hay Group’s Leadership and Talent practice, with over 500 accredited consultants; providing thought leadership, new products and services and ensuring capability and high quality delivery to clients across the world. Ruth joined Hay Group in 1991. For the last 20 years she has helped Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries achieve their strategies through the assessment, development, and alignment of their leadership and talent. Dr. Malloy has worked with global Fortune […]

  • Erika Ebbel Angle, PhD. Founder, Chairman and Executive Director, Science from Scientists;  Co-Founder and CEO, CounterPoint Health Solutions

    Erika Ebbel Angle, PhD. Founder, Chairman and Executive Director, Science from Scientists; Co-Founder and CEO, CounterPoint Health Solutions

    Erika Ebbel Angle received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2012 from Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erika is the CEO and co-founder of Counterpoint Health Solutions, a Biotechnology start-up company aimed at developing diagnostic tests and natural interventions to improve gut microbiome efficacy and prevent neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. In 2002 Erika founded Science from Scientists. Erika currently serves on the Massachusetts STEM Council Legislator Education Work Group and the […]

  • Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator & Writer

    Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator & Writer

    Finding Myself in the Story of Race After 25 years of working on diversity and inclusion initiatives, Debby Irving learned new information that transformed her understanding of race, racism, and her role in it. Now a racial justice educator and writer, and the author of Waking Up White, Debby offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As she unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she […]

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  • Ted Landsmark, Board Member, Boston Redevelopment Authority; President Emeritus, Boston Architectural College

    Ted Landsmark, Board Member, Boston Redevelopment Authority; President Emeritus, Boston Architectural College

    Dr. Theodore C. Landsmark is President Emeritus of the Boston Architectural College, after 17 years of service. The BAC is an independent, accredited spatial design college that is immersed in the design professions and in service to the City of Boston and the region. Ted currently serves as a member of the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. He is a Trustee of the American Architectural Foundation, a Fellow of the Design Future’s Council and has facilitated sessions of the […]

  • Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, Former Governor of Masachusetts, U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate

    Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, Former Governor of Masachusetts, U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate

    Michael S. Dukakis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, and a visiting professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. He and former U.S. Senator Paul Simon authored How to Get Into Politics – and Why, which was designed to encourage young people to think seriously about politics and public service as a career. Dukakis was the three-term governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Selected Publications Leader-Managers […]