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Theme: Alternative Futures

This event occurred on
April 16, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

What does the next decade and 2020 look like? What are the ideas and technology that is going to propel us forward? TEDxSuffolkUniversity seeks to explore these big ideas worth spreading in its Spring event.

Modern Theater
525 Washington St.
Boston, Massachusetts, 02111
United States
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Bobbie Carlton

Founder of Innovation Woman & Nights
Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional. In 2008, she started her own company…the first one, Carlton PR & Marketing. Company #2 is Mass Innovation Nights (MIN), a social media powered new product showcase that has launched more than 1000 new products which have received a combined $2.1+ billion in funding. Company #3 is Innovation Women, an online “visibility bureau” for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. She is a Mass High Tech All-star and a Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch.

Deborah Navarro

Commercialization Lead at MIT
She is most notable for her work on the Hyperloop, the proposed 5th mode of transportation, as popularized by Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Deborah works with a brilliant team of engineers from Texas Guadaloop and MIT Hyperloop II. Together, they are finalists in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition set for July 2019. Deborah also aims to augment the relationship between technology, sustainability, and artificial intelligence by building products that are mindful of their position in the environment and implementing them in a way that allows them to communicate and couple with other technology.

Matthew Shifrin

Lego for the Blind
Matthew works hard to deliver exciting and ejoyable experiences to blind people in different creative ways. His goal is for every blind person to build a mini LEGO world and make the impossible possible. He also began a project with an engineer from the MIT Media Lab which recently won the MIT $15K Creative Arts Competition. This project creates Virtual-reality comics for the blind using 3D sound, and a head-mounted array of spinning gyroscopes which simulate motions such as flipping and flying.

Micah Brown

Data Scientist & Software Engineer
With the help of neuroscience and virtual reality, Micah claims his start up can train one to become a better rapper. The technology relies heavily on its interpretation of human connection from electrodes attached to a headset. As a musician, connecting with your audience is crucial to the success of a song. Neuroscience might hold the answers that aspiring artists are looking for.

Organizing team

  • Javier Hermana