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Theme: Upgrade Our World

New York City, NY, United States
March 10th, 2012

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Upgrade Our World
Join us on March 10th, 2012

TEDx is making its debut in Gramercy, New York City. Six speakers present their take on how “old ways” can move seamlessly into the realm of our digital new world. You’ll ponder:

How can momentum help us realize new ideas?
How do freedom of expression, security and privacy translate in our information age?
Can old-fashioned game mechanics serve the needs of big business?
Can we collaborate, innovate and create in the Meta-verse?
What does classic literature have to do with your latest Powerpoint deck?
What is the Hipster Effect?
Join us on March 10th 2012, for insights into how old ideals play out in our new world.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sophy Bot
    Sophy Bot has a knack for seamlessly transitioning from artist to consultant and back again, blending elements of the two to foster greater innovation. With one foot firmly in each the business and creative worlds, Bot uses her uniquely dual vantage point to introduce new ways of thinking about common issues.
  • Andrew Sispoidis
    A technologist and entrepreneur, Andrew is championing a vision for secure global communication.
  • Jean Tang
    In 2007, Jean Tang saw the need for a 2.6-second website: bite-sized, seductive, and jargon-free. The lawyer-turned-journalist brought on other talented writers to help-and created MarketSmiths, which offers business "copywriting for humans" in every subject, every voice, and every format.
  • Andy Burnett
    Creativity consultant with a passion for technology
  • Marshall Bergmann
    Marshall uses simulations and games to accelerate corporate strategy and change behavior.
  • Stavros Michailidis
    An expert in creativity and innovation, Stavros empowers organizational innovation.

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Venue and Details

Engelman Hall (Baruch College)
55 Lexington Avenue
New York City, NY, 10010
United States

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Costa Michailidis
Whitestone, NY, United States

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