This year, TEDxFenway is focusing on the process, versus the product, of navigating the oftentimes complex task of addressing the necessary changes needed to promote progress. TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve will take a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes actions of problem-solving, consensus-building, back-tracking, loss of ground, and reassessment of history that leads to true evolution in a variety of social movements, arts and technological disciplines.
Supported by The Fenwy Alliance and Berklee College of Music, TEDxFenway: Agitate/Innovate/Evolve will be held in Berklee’s newest building on 160 Massachusetts Avenue in the Fenway Cultural District. This state-of-the-art building, designed by the renowned architect William Rawn, holds 173 residence hall rooms, 23 practice rooms, six two-story common areas, a fitness center, and a 400-seat dining hall that doubles as a performance space with full stage and audio technology. Additionally, a 10-studio music production complex is located below street level.
The event will feature nine distinguished speakers, including two Wild Card speakers from our audition event PreXFenway. Speakers will share their experience as an “agitator,” stepping in to introduce ideas that did not confirm to established practices; or, as someone who redirected an idea back to its source to evaluate the foundation and applicability of an obsolete solution. Topics will include gender wage inequality, working as an emerging playwright in Boston’s theatre community, policy-making and setting the design context for the City of Boston, and the influence of a STEAM-based curriculum in promoting outside-the-box thinking.
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Bette Ann LibbyMosaic Artist Founder/Sculptor, Studios Without Walls
David HacinFAIA, Founding Principal and President, Hacin + Associates
Deepti NavaratnaMusician/Neuroscientist/Cultural Entrepreneur Founder and Director of Carnatic Alchemy Project New England Conservatory of Music
Erika Ebbel Angle, PhDFounder, Chairman and Executive Director, Science from Scientists Co-Founder and CEO, CounterPoint Health Solutions
Haril PandyaAIA, Principal, CBT Architects
Jim TingleComedian, Commentator, Activist and Entrepreneur Humor for Humanity
Michael DukakisDistinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, Former Governor of Masachusetts, U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate
Nettrice GaskinsSTEAM Lab Director, Boston Arts Academy
Obehi JaniceWriter/Actress/Comedian, Creator and Performer of FUFU & OREOS
Ruth Jacobs Malloy, PhDGlobal Managing Director Leadership and Talent, Hay Group
Ted LandsmarkBoard Member, Boston Redevelopment Authority President Emeritus, Boston Architectural College
Mina KimAssistant Director, The Fenway Alliance
Molly HowardSenior Associate, NBBJ
Jennifer DriscollPresident, Broadview Marketing
Chris SaadGeneral Manager, Audio Concepts
Jay LeeAssistant Director of Design Construction Openspace at Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston
Lynda McNally“The Write Scribe,” Calligraphy Services; “No Naked Walls,” Art Representative & Curator
Taryn McNicholMarketing & P.R. Manager, The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Elena MarslandSenior Account Executive, Kolman Artisan Glass
Tad JusczykAIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Kim PoliquinDirector, SHIFTboston
Tiffany YorkContemporary and Public Programs Manager, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Andrew ChildsProject Manager - Urban Construction, Sea-Dar Construction
Mona BonnotProject Coordinator, Sea-Dar Construction
Caryssa LumbardSocial Media & Marketing Intern, The Fenway Alliance
Tony SalemVice President/Principal, Sea-Dar Construction