x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Revolutionary Ideas

This event occurred on
June 22, 2012
10:00am - 7:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

At TEDxBoston 2012, where x = independently organized TED event, we honor local innovators who have the passion, curiosity, and tenacity to change the world. It will be a day filled with remarkable people and revolutionary ideas.

Our speakers plunged into the fray of packed cities, natural disasters, and aging populations with refreshing ideas for home design, crowd sourcing, and village living. They took radical and surprising approaches to treat or eliminate diseases with "pharming" and gene therapy. They engineered creative products that save infants, provide mobility, and combat the counterfeit drug trade in under-served communities. They showed us how to go back to the basics of home economics and brace for a future in which AI agents transform business economics. They combined art, design, technology, and poetry in novel ways that delighted and inspired. And despite the chaos and complexity of modern living, they reminded us of what truly matters.

Intractable issues, ingenious ideas. Boston, you brought it on.

Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210
United States
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Organizing team


Boston, MA, United States
  • Danielle D. Duplin
  • Jimmy Guterman
  • Matt Saiia
  • Sean Belka
  • Lori Keenan
    Program Manager
  • Christine Buford
    Speaker Concierge, Program Coordinator
  • Jane Lim
    Program Coordinator
  • Wilfredo Pena
    Webmaster, Technology
  • Kelly Nealon
    Project Manager
  • Sarah Thornton
    Coordination Intern
  • Steven Tyler
    Coordination Intern