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Theme: Grit

This event occurred on
April 29, 2014
11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Boston, MA
United States

Grit – that against-the-grain quality of fortitude and endurance – is one of the most essential traits for personal growth and success. On April 29, 2014, TEDxFenway will present some of the most foremost cultural, medical, social, and entrepreneurial ideas and practices in Boston today, shared by individuals who had the GRIT to persevere and realize their aspirations.

Landmark Center
401 Park Drive
9th Fl.
Boston, MA, 02228
United States
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Steve Miller

Executive Director, Healthy Weight Initiative at Harvard School of Public Health

Eric Schwartz

Co-Founder, CEO of Citizen Schools

Mahmud Jafri

CEO, Dover Rug and Home

Sam Aquillano

Co-founder, Executive Director, Design Museum Boston

David France

Musician; Executive Director, Revolution of Hope

Dan Souza

Senior Editor, Cooks Illustrated; Test cook, America's Test Kitchen

Evelyn Berde


Restina Meyer

Neuroscience PhD from MIT

Annie Brewster, MD

Founder and Executive Director of Health Story Collaborative (and Founder of SharingClinic)

Jhana Senxian

Founder, Sustainability Guild International

Robert Sansone

Founder, Sneakers to Beakers

Run Bimma

Social Media Manager, Saucony; Journey Claimer

Organizing team


Brookline, MA, United States
  • Kelly Brilliant
    Executive Director, The Fenway Alliance
  • Sabrina Sandberg
    Director of Marketing, Samuels & Associates
  • Martha Slaight
    Partner, Commonwealth Financial Group
  • Julie Brown
    Director of Business Development, Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Molly Howard
    Senior Associate, NBBJ
  • Jennifer Driscoll
    ‎President, Broadview Marketing
  • Tala Safai
    Marketing Coordinator, Broadview Marketing
  • Jay Lee
    Assistant Director of Design Construction Openspace at Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston
  • Elena Marsland
    Senior Account Executive, Kolman Artisan Glass LLC
  • Mina Kim
    Assistant Director, The Fenway Alliance
  • Taryn McNichol
    Marketing & P.R. Manager
  • Aithan Shapira
  • Tad Jusczyk
    AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
  • Chris Saad
    General Manager, Audio Concepts, Inc
  • Kim Poliquin
    Director, SHIFTboston
  • Lynda McNally
    “The Write Scribe,” Calligraphy Services; “No Naked Walls,” Art Representative & Curator