TEDxNewYork returns on Saturday, September 10, 2016 to a new venue, the beautiful SVA Theatre. It is an immersive, full-day event featuring a slate of superstar New Yorkers, great food, and ideas worth spreading. A lineup of renowned and underground speakers will present surprising, thought-provoking, and engaging ideas. This year's theme is "Down the Rabbit Hole," dedicated to cross-pollinating ideas and getting all the way down to where the good stuff is.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
MusicianCakes Da Killa is an emerging artist in the New York rap scene known for his raw style and LGBT themes.
ViolistViolinist Kristin Lee and Violist Matthew Lipman are with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Lee is also the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle. In 2017, Lipman will debut as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and Illinois Philharmonic.
Social psychologistAdam Galinsky is the chair of the management department at Columbia Business School. He thinks deeply about how we work with and against one another to achieve our goals.
Computer scientistAllison Bishop works at IEX, the US's newest public stock exchange. She's also an assistant professor in computer science at Columbia University studying cryptography.
EditorEditor Chris Jackson breathes life into the works of visionary African-American writers. He's the newly named editor-in-chief of Random House's One World imprint.
Political theoristPolitical theorist Ian Bremmer wants us to rethink global power. He’s the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm. Bremmer is the author of five books, including his latest, Superpower.
ComedianJo Firestone is a comedian and the host of events around New York like the monthly pun competition Punderdome 3000.
Artist and curatorJoanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, death enthusiast, and cofounder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum.
ViolinistKristin Lee is a violinist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle.
Social workerMaria Alejandro believes that aging is beautiful, we just have to find ways to live healthily into old age. She’s the director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement.
Digital strategistMark S. Luckie works to promote diversity and cross-cultural dialog in the media. He's the founder of SouledOut Cinema and formerly Reddit's head of media.
Computer scientistMuneeb Ali is a computer scientist building a fairer internet with new ways for users to own their own data. He is the cofounder of the open-source software start-up Blockstack Inc.
PoetNkosi Nkululeko is New York City's 2016 youth poet laureate and the author of "Sharp-Edged Vernacular" and "How It Sounded to Squish a Cockroach."
Political philosopherPhilip Pettit is a political philosopher at Princeton University, where he thinks deeply about republican governments and the nature of freedom.
NeuroscientistRebecca Brachman is a neuroscientist and writer. After completing her PhD at Columbia University, she now works on the first drug that might prevent psychiatric disorders like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.
PriestStephanie Spellers is an Episcopal priest and author who is known for fueling "radical welcome" in churches across the US.
Housing activistYale Fox is standing up to corruption in our housing rental system, starting with New York and now moving to Toronto. He's the CEO of Rentlogic, which helps people understand how their buildings and landlords rate against others.
Product designerYoungna Park is the head of product at Tinybop, where she builds beautiful apps for kids.