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Theme: The Embrace of Failure

This event occurred on
November 8, 2012
8:00am - 5:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Detroit, MI
United States

TEDxAlvaPark 2012 - The Embrace of Failure

Bright minds from Detroit and around the globe gather to discuss how failure is key to success.

Schedule of events:

Robert Riney - 9:00am
Ted Eytan, M.D. & Regina Holliday - 9:20am
John Howkins - 9:40am
Celina Dunlop & Liba Taylor - 10:50am
Omar Blaik - 11:10am
Eric Fingerhut - 11:30am
Jon Clark, M.D. - 1:40pm
Josk Linkner & Paul Czarnik - 2:00pm
Carlos Alomar - 2:20pm
Paul Czarnik - 3:40pm
Anthony Reale - 4:00pm

Alva Park @ Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI, 48202
United States
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Robert Riney

President and Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Ted Eytan, M.D.

Director, Kaiser Permanente

Regina Holliday

Artist, Speaker, Author

John Howkins


Celina Dunlop

Photo Editor, Video Producer: The Economist Newspaper

Liba Taylor


Omar Blaik

Founder and President of U3Ventures, LLC

Eric Fingerhut

Vice President for Education and STEM Learning, Battelle

Jon Clark, M.D.

Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine

Paul Czarnik

CTO, Compuware, Venture Technologist, Compuware Ventures

Josh Linkner

CEO, Detroit Venture Partners

Carlos Alomar


Anthony Reale

Inventor, Artist, Maker, Teacher

Organizing team


Detroit, MI, United States