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  • Interview with TEDxFenway Emcee, Jennifer Driscoll

    Interview with TEDxFenway Emcee, Jennifer Driscoll

    We are very pleased to have Jennifer Driscoll, President of Broadview Marketing, join us as the official emcee of TEDxFenway. Jennifer has been living in Boston for almost 2 decades and shares some of her thoughts on the city below. To learn more about our emcee, please check out her bio HERE. What excites you about TEDxFenway? Good things happen when ideas are shared and received.  TEDx is proof of that!  TEDx Fenway will cultivate questions, ideas, and feedback, which […]

  • TEDxFenway Emcee, Jennifer Driscoll

    TEDxFenway Emcee, Jennifer Driscoll

    President, Broadview Marketing Somewhere between the Deep South, the Mid-West and New England, Jennifer Driscoll has held almost every odd job imaginable.  She’s been a bar mitzvah wait staff coordinator, an office manager for a nuclear fabrication company, and a bartender at a laundry mat, properly dubbed, Suds-n-Duds.   Along the way, she built character and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art & Architectural History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Her post-college career morphed into niche marketing for […]

  • Carmen Pola

    Carmen Pola, Mission Hill Community Organizer and Founder of Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project Born in San Juan Puerto Rico, Ms. Carmen Pola moved to Boston 41 years ago. Soon after her arrival, Ms. Pola moved to the Mission Hill neighborhood which she has called home.  Since her early days as a Mission Hill resident and Community Activist, Ms. Pola has been involved in many community organizations that gave back to the residents of the Mission Hill community.  Some of […]

  • Richard O’Bryant

    Richard O’Bryant

    Richard O’Bryant, Director, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University Dr. Richard L. O’Bryant is director of the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University – named in remembrance of his dad. At the john D. O’Bryant African-American Institute Dr. O’Bryant oversees educational and cultural programs, services and activities focused on African-American students.  Under his vision and leadership the African- American Institute has become more engaged with many aspects of Northeastern University including academic components, community outreach efforts, […]

  • B.K. Boley

    B.K. Boley

    B.K. Boley AIA, LEED AP is a Principal and Director of the Academic Practice area at ADD Inc, a national architecture and design firm with offices in Boston and Miami. He has been the Design Principal of many award winning projects in Boston and beyond including the New Balance Headquarters, the Carmax Home Office in Richmond, Virginia, the new MassArt ‘Treehouse’ residence hall, as well as ADD Inc’s LEED Platinum Boston headquarters renovation in the Fort Point Channel. He has […]

  • Susan Israel

    Susan Israel

    Susan Israel, AIA, LEED AP Principal and Founder, Energy Necklace Project Susan Founded and developed the Energy Necklace Project at studio2sustain, where she was a Principal and Founder.  The Energy Necklace Project is now its own company under Susan’s direction, and will continue to provide its unique  process of using art to teach innovation, sustainability, leadership, team building and collaboration. The Energy Necklace Project also facilitates community engagement and outreach using public art, workshops, events and curriculum. Previously, Susan led […]

  • John Yemma

    John Yemma

    John Yemma is the Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, which since 1908 has specialized in thoughtful, humane reporting that helps readers understand the world. Under John’s editorial direction, the Boston-based Monitor became the first national newspaper to drop its daily print publication and shift to a Web-first format. The Monitor now publishes primarily on its continuously updated website, CSMonitor.com; in its newsmagazine, The Monitor Weekly; and via an email-delivered executive summary, The Daily News Briefing. The Monitor strategy is […]

  • George Thrush

    George Thrush

    George Thrush, FAIA Professor & Director School of Architecture, Northeastern University, Boston George Thrush is Director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His research, practice, writing, and teaching all revolve around contemporary urban issues in architecture. The School he heads focuses on design solutions for Boston’s “post-industrial landscape” of former transportation infrastructure and other difficult sites. He is among the primary authors of a comprehensive regional transportation and development proposal for the Boston metropolitan area […]

  • Tony Woodcock

    Tony Woodcock

    President, New England Conservatory Tony Woodcock grew up in the Middle East, England, and Wales, where he studied music at University College, Cardiff. After leaving the university, Woodcock took positions with regional music promoters, and later ran the newly opened St. David’s Hall, the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. Before coming to the United States, Woodcock held top positions with the City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox Singers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In […]

  • A Far Cry

    A Far Cry

    A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. According to the New York Times, the self-conducted orchestra “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of 17 young professional musicians – the Criers – and since the beginning has fostered those personalities, developing an innovative structure of rotating leadership both on stage and behind the scenes. By expanding the boundaries of […]

  • Kathryn Duff

    Kathryn Duff

    Kathryn Duff, RA, is co-founder of studio2sustain inc, a practice that fosters sustainability through design, ingenuity and education. Prior to studio2sustain, Kathryn was founder and  principal of STUDIO of Architecture & Art in New Bedford, MA, whose projects are built celebrations of form, function and location. Kathryn is a member of the City of New Bedford Planning Board, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of the New Bedford Education Foundation and the Lloyd Center for the Environment, and a member of […]

  • Deborah Gilburg

    Deborah Gilburg

    Deborah Gilburg is a principal of Gilburg Leadership Incorporated (GLI), a consulting firm specializing in helping leaders and their people discover their collective potential to address the imminent challenges of our day. As a skilled practitioner of adult learning and participatory processes, including the World Café, Deborah facilitates accelerated learning and knowledge sharing experiences that strengthen relationships and build greater collaborative capacity to address the important issues at hand. Together with her business partners (and siblings), Deborah strives to inspire […]

  • Tamara Roy

    Tamara Roy

    Tamara Roy AIA, LEED AP is a Senior Associate Principal at ADD Inc. She is an architect and urban designer specializing in multifamily residential, academic, and commercial projects. She was the design team leader for the newly completed residence hall at MassArt, recently described as ‘the most interesting Boston highrise in years’ by the Boston Globe.  Tamara received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon, and her Masters of Urban Design and Architecture from the Berlage Institute, an international think-tank in […]

  • Linda Nathan

    Linda Nathan

    Executive Director, Center for Arts in Education at Boston Arts Academy and Founding Headmaster, Boston Arts Academy Linda Nathan is the founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s first public high school for the visual and performing arts. Under Dr. Nathan’s leadership, Boston Arts Academy has won state, national and international awards and recognitions, and consistently sends over 94% of its graduates on to college. Currently, Dr. Nathan is the Executive Director of BAA’s Center for Arts in Education. The […]