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Stanford, CA, United States
May 19th, 2012

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About this event

TEDxStanford will showcase some of the best of Stanford. From cutting edge science and medicine that is changing lives to behind-the-scenes of remarkable start-ups, TEDxStanford will feature digital innovation, philosophy talks, student inventions, virtual reality, yoga, Taiko drumming, dance to blow your mind, and our 13 year-old cello prodigy. An unforgettable day at an unforgettable place.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Jeremy Bailenson
    Jeremy Bailenson is a cognitive psychologist and expert on human interaction in virtual environments.
  • Banny Banerjee
    Banny Banerjee is the director of the Stanford Design Program, which has shaped the design field through its unique approach to human centered innovation.
  • Jennifer Brokaw
    Dr. Jennifer Brokaw is an emergency physician and the founder of Good Medicine, which helps seriously ill patients and their families navigate the path of medical care.
  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw was anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” for 21 years and is the recipient of many honors, including the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award and the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Krista Donaldson
    Krista Donaldson is the CEO of D-Rev, a non-profit technology incubator whose mission is to improve the health and incomes of people living on less than $4 per day.
  • Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
    Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir is working to develop a new molecular imaging system and technique to illuminate tumors and acquire data on more than two dozen tumor-related functions simultaneously.
  • J. Christian Gerdes
    J. Christian Gerdes is Stanford School of Engineering’s director of the Center for Automotive Research and has done vehicle dynamics research at Daimler-Benz North America.
  • Esther Gokhale
    Esther Gokhale has developed a unique set of solutions to back pain and has been involved in integrative therapies all her life.
  • Louis Jackson
    Louis Jackson is a yoga practitioner and instructor who fuses health traditions dating back thousands of years with the most recent science on health and wellness.
  • Dan Klein
    Dan Klein has travelled the world teaching improvisational communication and creative problem solving.
  • Rayden Llano
    Rayden Llano is a 2010 Stanford graduate with a degree in human biology who works on health care access issues around the world.
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims
    Julie Lythcott-Haims is Stanford’s first ever Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising.
  • Jason Mayden
    Jason Mayden, is the senior footwear/innovation designer for Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., and the creative and technical mastermind behind many of Jordan Brand’s sneakers.
  • Ana Rowena McCullough
    Ana Rowena McCullough is co-founder and board chair of the Quest Scholars Program and QuestBridge, which connects the nation’s brightest under-served youth with opportunities in leading higher-education institutions.
  • Martha Muña
    Martha Muña is the National Student Director of KaeMe Foundation, a non-profit that works with Ghana’s Department of Social Welfare to support orphaned children.
  • Tina Seelig
    Tina Seelig is the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering.
  • Baba Shiv
    Baba Shiv studies the interplay of the brain’s “liking” and “wanting” systems in shaping decisions and experiences.
  • Joel Stein
    Joel Stein is a journalist and humorist who writes a weekly column for TIME magazine.
  • Ken Taylor
    Ken Taylor’s work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, with an occasional foray into the history of philosophy.
  • Justin Torres
    Justin Torres is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and author of We the Animals.
  • Sherry Wren
    Dr. Sherry Wren has created teaching programs to prepare surgeons from high-resource settings to work in low-resource settings, such as conflict zones in Africa.
  • Mark Applebaum
    Mark Applebaum builds electroacoustic sound sculptures out of junk, hardware, and found objects for use as compositional and improvisational tools.
  • Aleta Hayes
    Aleta Hayes is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer and faculty member of Stanford’s Department of Drama and its Dance Division.
  • The Chocolate Heads
    The Chocolate Heads Movement Band is made up of musicians, dancers and visual artists.
  • Ila Shon
    Ila Shon is a 14-year old cellist who has won several international competitions and performed in Carnegie Hall.
  • Pamela Z
    Pamela Z is a composer, performer and media artist who creates solo works with voice, live electronic processing, and video.
  • Stanford Taiko
    Stanford Taiko is a student-run Taiko ensemble devoted to spreading awareness of Taiko in the community.
  • Vienna Teng
    Vienna Teng is a singer, songwriter and pianist who recorded her debut album while working as an engineer at Cisco.

Venue and Details

Cemex Auditorium
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA, 94305
United States

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Melinda Sacks
Stanford, CA, United States

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David Hornik
Menlo Park, CA, United States

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June Cohen
Co-host, TEDxStanford
David Hornik
Co-host, co-organizer, TEDxStanford
Melinda Sacks
TEDxStanford curator, producer, Office of Public Affairs
Nicole Laubscher
Adviser, TEDxStanford
Fabian Beckers
Adviser, TEDxStanford
Steve Brown
Adviser, TEDxStanford
Anna Cobb
graphic designer, print & digital media, University Communications
Christina Farr
PR and press, TEDxStanford
Michael Aaron Godinez
technical supervisor, Stanford Event Services
Ian Hsu
social media and music, Office of Public Affairs
Ava Reich
event manager, Stanford Event Services
Karen Sutton
video production, Stanford Video
Lisa C. Simpson
venue manager, Graduate School of Business
Elaine Enos
executive director, Office of Special Events and Protocol
Barbara Egbert
copy editor, Stanford News Service
Jay H Patel
Student team: co-chair, organizing committee
Sukrit Narula
Student team: co-chair, organizing committee
Roger Chen
Student team: website developer
Brandon Ly
Student team: showcase coordinator
Audrey Ho
Student team: finance and ticket coordinator
Spencer Nam
Student team: arts coordinator
Andrew Martin
Student team: marketing
Brandon Powell
Student team: social media
Brian Pesin
Student team: social media strategy and execution

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