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Theme: Revolutionary Innovation

Stamford, CT, United States
April 28th, 2012

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About this event

(note: Tickets go on sale Monday February 6th @ 12pm)

The passing of Apple Founder Steve Jobs underscored that we must use our precious time to innovate in ways that make a difference in the lives of others. Do you have ideas in your head that will forever change the world? Do you struggle to get those ideas off the ground? This year, if you made a resolution to reinvent yourself or to invent a new product or service, we invite you to participate in TedxMillRiver. A inspiring team of speakers will share their stories and their innovative ideas worth spreading in personal development, professional development, and creativity.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Peter Bregman
    Peter Bregman is a strategic advisor to CEOs and their leadership teams. He is the author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done and Point B: A Short Guide To Leading a Big Change. Peter is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Forbes, National Public Radio (NPR), Psychology Today, and CNN.
  • Al Pittampalli
    Al Pittampalli is a meeting culture warrior. He's on a mission to change the way organizations hold meetings, make decisions, and coordinate action. His book "Read This Before Our Next Meeting" is published by The Domino Project and was the most popular Kindle book in the world during the week of its release.
  • Breset "Sterling" Walker
    Breset "Sterling" Walker, Ph.D. has been over-educated both in Berkeley, California and New York City. Finding her day career of medical research insufficiently hilarious, she started performing improv comedy. She stopped inviting her coworkers when they suggested she rehearse her lines more.
  • Jane Pollak
    Jane Pollak is a living example of how to turn a passion into a thriving business. Now a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, author and business coach, Jane launched her business career in the unlikely field of egg decoration!
  • Nana Danso
    Nana Danso is an award-winning speaker who inspires people to live their magic lives and reap the rewards that come from effective communication. Nana entertains and educates his audiences by injecting his experiences from living on three different continents into his speeches and workshops.
  • Joseph DeRuvo
    Joseph DeRuvo has been viewing the world through a camera for over 30 years. He is a Photographer, Teacher and Designer, also severely Dyslexic. Joseph believes that through the act of creatively solving problems we exhibit the very nature of God.
  • Maria Coder
    Maria Coder is a cyber-sleuth and author of InvestiDate: How to Investigate Your Date (March 2012). She spends her days buried in paperwork and evenings teaching single men and women how to roll up their sleeves and perform their own background checks. No stranger to a broken heart, Maria’s canceled a wedding, dumped a philanderer, and had her heart unrecognizably pulverized a time or two—all documented, of course.
  • Stever Robbins
    Stever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, having been a co-founder or team member in 10 startups over the last 30 years. He now helps people living more entrepreneurial lives. Since deciding to stop being responsible and instead experiment with revolutionary, innovative approaches to life, he has created a top-10 iTunes business podcast, authored a book, and co-written a musical with no prior theatrical or musical background. Stever's writing can be found in Harvard Business Review, CNN-fn,, and Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge.
  • Alex Cespedes
    Alex Cespedes is a marketer with an unquenchable curiosity. Even after working and consulting for companies like 5-hour ENERGY, WeightWatchers, and Steve Madden, he is still constantly discovering new reasons why consumers choose to buy a specific product over another. He uses his presentations to spread these findings on consumer behavior as well as his expertise in branding and personal development.

Venue and Details

One Stamford Forum
201 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT, 06904
United States

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Jeremey Donovan
Glen Rock, NJ, United States

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