x = independently organized TED event
Seattle, United States
April 15th, 2010
About this event
Greg Bear is a Hugo and Nebula award winning author and has written more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including Blood Music, The Forge of God, Darwin’s Radio, and Quantico
Gaetano Borriello is the Noe Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is adjunct faculty in the Information School and the Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering
Sapna Cheryan’s research broadly examines how cultural stereotypes impact people’s choices and behaviors. She is particularly interested in the role that stereotypes play in determining people’s sense of belonging
Eugene Cho, and his wife Minhee, are the founders of One Day’s Wages – an international grassroots movement (birthed in 2009) dedicated to ending extreme global poverty in “our” lifetime.
David Edelstein is the Director of the Grameen Technology Center (GTC) and the Vice President of Technology Programs at Grameen Foundation. He guides the foundation’s efforts to create innovative and sustainable approaches for using technology to benefit the world’s poor.
Martha Gonzalez will speak about another technology for building cross cultural community through her with with the Fandango Without Borders.
Ben is the CEO of the Cheezburger Network, the company behind the hugely popular blogs I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, There, I Fixed It, and more than 25 others. His job is to make the Internet laugh for 5-minutes a day
Ron Krabill teaches in the fields of media and cultural studies, particularly as they relate to politics and social change. He is also affiliated with the Department of Communication and the African Studies Program on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington
Amanda Koster is an internationally acclaimed photographer who combines her anthropology background with media skills to create projects about human rights, cultural diversity and global equality.
One of the inventors of the Alternate Reality Game genre, Elan has spent his career finding and sharing ways to extract adventure from the world around us.
Fiona Lee is the Africa Project Manager for Google. Under her leadership, Google embarked on a multi-player partnership with the Grameen Foundation and MTN Uganda to launch Google SMS in June 2009.
Scott serves on the advisory board of the Head Start Center for Inclusion and on board of the South African NGO Saving our Schools and Community (SOSAC).
Ignacio Mas is a Deputy Director in Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, he served as a Senior Adviser in the Technology Program at CGAP.
Debra’s background combines her degrees in philosophy and developmental psychology with many years as a strategic brand and cause related marketing consultant for both Fortune 100 companies and public health care systems in the US and abroad.
After spending many years researching sustainable agricultural and agro-forestry in the humid tropics, Joe pioneered the organic cocoa and chocolate market into the US in the early 90’s. Many years later, Theo Chocolate is the culmination of Joe’s experiences working with cacao farmers