THE CITY 2.0 WISH
I am the crucible of the future.
I am where humanity will either flourish or fade.
I am being built and rebuilt every day.
I am inevitable.
But I am not yet determined.
I wish to be inclusive, innovative, healthy, soulful, thriving.
But my potential can only be reached through you.
We can forge a new urban outlook.
Let's begin by connecting.
Imagine a platform that brings us together, locally and globally.
We will combine the reach of the cloud with the power of the crowd.
We will connect leaders, experts, companies, organizations and citizens.
We will share our tools, data, designs, successes, and ideas.
We will turn them into action.
Together we can:
Bridge the gap between poor and rich communities.
Spectacularly reduce our carbon footprint.
Make nature part of our daily life.
I am the City 2.0. Dream me. Build me. Make me real.
TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration - a new worldwide TED initiative.
Honolulu 2.0 Dream Me. Build Me. Make Me Real.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Lyla BergState Coordinator for Project Citizen, Founder of Kids Voting Hawaii - As the founder of Kids Voting Hawaii and host of the weekly television series "Voices for Change", Lyla Berg deeply believes in the civic mission of schools, and the capacity of young people to be the compassionate, creative, and critical thinkers that society needs for balance, opportunity, and prosperity in our communities. She has over 15 years of service with theHawai'I Department of Education, and served three terms as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee in East O'ahu. Lyla's consulting company offers facilitation in leadership development, effective communication skills, and interpersonal relationships.
Scott FisherDirector of Conservation, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust - Scott Fisher has been working for the Maui Coastal Land Trust since 2003, leading all aspects of the ecological restoration work conducted by the land trust. With an M.A. in peace studies and native Hawaiian strategies of peacemaking and reconciliation, his Ph.D. explored how communities make decisions over natural resources. He has served on the Maui/Lana‘i Island Burial Council and, more recently, as a board member of the Hawai‘i Wetlands Joint Venture, Public Access Trails Hawai‘i, the Friends of Midway Atoll, and the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.
Forest FrizzellDeputy Director, Department of Information Technology, City and County of Honolulu - A winner of the Pacific Business News “40 under Forty” award, Forest Frizzell leads a team recently awarded the #1 Digital City award by the Center for Digital Governance, as well as #1 as Code for America Cities. With over 11 years in the tech industry, Forest's current projects include automation of the Motor Pool for Fleet Reduction, Government Transparency Websites,and Smarter Cities Initiatives, including the release of multiple mobile and web apps, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery Preparedness, and much more. He sits on the States Office of Information Managements and Technology’s Innovation Working Group, as well as State of Hawaii Infrastructure Planning Group.
Paul KlinkAuthor, Live Aloha - After a life-threatening heart condition caused him to reassess his priorities, Paul Klink models what it's like to embody the philosophy of “Live Aloha,” which is a motto he authored back in 1994, still seen on signs and bumper stickers throughout the state of Hawai‘i. As a digital technology expert, direct response marketing guru, philanthropist and fundraising specialist, Paulis a true Renaissance man. His company has handled innovative technology solutions for global clients in the areas of international communication, homeland security, evolving high-tech analysis and internet marketing. He now puts the Fun into FUNdraising with LUX VIP Events Hawaii, and meets each challenge with a smile.
Aaron LoweTrails and Access Specialist, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources - With over 30 years of hiking and outdoor recreation experience, Aaron Lowe has been managing all 100 miles of forestry trails on O'ahu since 1995. This includes administration andmaintenance, from chain sawing large fallen trees with prison inmates, to authorizing a trailside permit for major film productions like “The Hunger Games”. Aaron believes that human respect for nature can start with a simple hiking trail, and wants to implement creative ways for people to enjoy, learn and respect nature. To that end, he is working on developing a sculpture trail, and uses modern forms of technology to expand his interpretive sign program.
Mark PattersonWarden, Women’s Community Correctional Center - Mark Patterson's vision for the Women's Community Correctional Center is to create aPu`uhonua – a sanctuary, a place of healing and transformation. His strategy includes taking a community-building approach through partnership formation that will have a transforming systemic effect on the Criminal Justice System, utilizing mind, body, spirit and place-perspective, and incorporating a trauma informed system of care framework. With over 25 years of public safety experience in both Hawaii and Nevada, his career began as an adult corrections officer, now a Warden for the past five years. Mark was raised on the island of O'ahu in Waianae, he is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and holds a degree in criminology from Florida State University.
Guy ToyamaExecutive Director, Friends of NELHA - Guy Toyama is the Executive Director of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai'i Authority, a unique educational facility for renewable energy. He is also the President and CEO of H2 Technologies, a developer of hydrogen application systems for energy storage and transportation. Guy also serves on the boards of Kanu Hawai‘i, Blue Revolution Hawai'i, the Hawai'i County Mayor's Energy and Advisory Commission, Hawai‘i Island Leadership Series, and is a leading participant in the Hawaii-Okinawa Clean Energy Task Force.
Teresa WongExecutive Director, Innovation Center at Rehab Hospital of the Pacific - Teresa Wong leads a “think tank” created to facilitate innovative synergies between clinicians, scientists, and community partners locally, nationally and internationally. Fusing her 20 years of clinical expertise with her understanding of rapidly developing technologies, she challengesthe premise of what physical rehabilitation ought to be. Teresa has written numerous articles on stroke rehabilitation for various professional publications, and presented on topics such as integrating robotics into rehabilitation programs in the United States as well as Canada, Beijing, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Timber HawkeyeSocial Media Support
Rodel CasioPhotographer / Inside Out Project Coordinator
Sarah McCannVolunteer - Interactive Exhibit Project Coordinator
Amy BurvallCurator, TEDxHonoluluBlog
Matt LynchTEDxHonoluluSalon Coordinator
Genesis LeongSpeaker Auditions Coordinator
Ruby MenonVolunteer / Gift Bag Coordinator
Gwenolyn KobashigawaVolunteer Coordinator
Giji GalangPhotographer - TEDxHonoluluSalon I & II
Pam ChambersSpeaker Presentation Coach
Casey AgenaSpeaker Curation
Lauren CarsonSpeaker Curation
Kathy KamauuSpeaker Curation
Karen BrizendineKCC New Media Arts / 3D Animation Lead