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Theme: Down the Rabbit Hole

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September 10, 2016
New York, New York
United States

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.

SVA Theatre
333 W 23rd St
New York, New York, 10011
United States
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Cakes da Killa

Cakes Da Killa is an emerging artist in the New York rap scene known for his raw style and LGBT themes.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Violinist 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.

Adam Galinsky

Social psychologist
Adam 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.

Allison Bishop

Computer scientist
Allison 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.

Chris Jackson

Editor 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.

Ian Bremmer

Political theorist
Political 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.

Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and the host of events around New York like the monthly pun competition Punderdome 3000.

Joanna Ebenstein

Artist and curator
Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, death enthusiast, and cofounder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Kristin Lee

Kristin 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.

Maria Alejandro

Social worker
Maria 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.

Mark S. Luckie

Digital strategist
Mark 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.

Muneeb Ali

Computer scientist
Muneeb 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.

Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi 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."

Philip Pettit

Political philosopher
Philip Pettit is a political philosopher at Princeton University, where he thinks deeply about republican governments and the nature of freedom.

Rebecca Brachman

Rebecca 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.

Stephanie Spellers

Stephanie Spellers is an Episcopal priest and author who is known for fueling "radical welcome" in churches across the US.

Yale Fox

Housing activist
Yale 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.

Youngna Park

Product designer
Youngna Park is the head of product at Tinybop, where she builds beautiful apps for kids.

Organizing team




New York, NY, United States
  • Alisha Acquaye
  • Destiny Arturet
  • Guillermo Sainz
  • Haley Hoffman
  • Jelena Jevtic
  • Jessica Flood
  • Kara Tully
  • Ladan Wise
  • Lara Press
  • Lori Nguyen
  • Lucy Nash
  • Rhiannon Sawyer
  • Ruta Kruliauskaite
  • Sabrina Gonzaga
  • Sage Stargrove
  • Sioban Massiah