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.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Jeremy BailensonJeremy Bailenson is a cognitive psychologist and expert on human interaction in virtual environments.
Banny BanerjeeBanny Banerjee is the director of the Stanford Design Program, which has shaped the design field through its unique approach to human centered innovation.
Jennifer BrokawDr. 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 BrokawTom 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 DonaldsonKrista 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 GambhirDr. 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 GerdesJ. 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 GokhaleEsther Gokhale has developed a unique set of solutions to back pain and has been involved in integrative therapies all her life.
Louis JacksonLouis 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 KleinDan Klein has travelled the world teaching improvisational communication and creative problem solving.
Rayden LlanoRayden Llano is a 2010 Stanford graduate with a degree in human biology who works on health care access issues around the world.
Julie Lythcott-HaimsJulie Lythcott-Haims is Stanford’s first ever Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising.
Jason MaydenJason 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 McCulloughAna 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 MuñaMartha 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 SeeligTina Seelig is the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering.
Baba ShivBaba Shiv studies the interplay of the brain’s “liking” and “wanting” systems in shaping decisions and experiences.
Joel SteinJoel Stein is a journalist and humorist who writes a weekly column for TIME magazine.
Ken TaylorKen 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 TorresJustin Torres is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and author of We the Animals.
Sherry WrenDr. 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 ApplebaumMark Applebaum builds electroacoustic sound sculptures out of junk, hardware, and found objects for use as compositional and improvisational tools.
Aleta HayesAleta Hayes is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer and faculty member of Stanford’s Department of Drama and its Dance Division.
The Chocolate HeadsThe Chocolate Heads Movement Band is made up of musicians, dancers and visual artists.
Ila ShonIla Shon is a 14-year old cellist who has won several international competitions and performed in Carnegie Hall.
Pamela ZPamela Z is a composer, performer and media artist who creates solo works with voice, live electronic processing, and video.
Stanford TaikoStanford Taiko is a student-run Taiko ensemble devoted to spreading awareness of Taiko in the community.
Vienna TengVienna Teng is a singer, songwriter and pianist who recorded her debut album while working as an engineer at Cisco.
June CohenCo-host, TEDxStanford
David HornikCo-host, co-organizer, TEDxStanford
Melinda SacksTEDxStanford curator, producer, Office of Public Affairs
Nicole LaubscherAdviser, TEDxStanford
Fabian BeckersAdviser, TEDxStanford
Steve BrownAdviser, TEDxStanford
Anna Cobbgraphic designer, print & digital media, University Communications
Christina FarrPR and press, TEDxStanford
Michael Aaron Godineztechnical supervisor, Stanford Event Services
Ian Hsusocial media and music, Office of Public Affairs
Ava Reichevent manager, Stanford Event Services
Karen Suttonvideo production, Stanford Video
Lisa C. Simpsonvenue manager, Graduate School of Business
Elaine Enosexecutive director, Office of Special Events and Protocol
Barbara Egbertcopy editor, Stanford News Service
Jay H PatelStudent team: co-chair, organizing committee
Sukrit NarulaStudent team: co-chair, organizing committee
Roger ChenStudent team: website developer
Brandon LyStudent team: showcase coordinator
Audrey HoStudent team: finance and ticket coordinator
Spencer NamStudent team: arts coordinator
Andrew MartinStudent team: marketing
Brandon PowellStudent team: social media
Brian PesinStudent team: social media strategy and execution