TEDxSF Speaker Lineup and Theme Announced: Courage and Resilience San Francisco Event to be Held April 27th
TEDxSF, the Bay Area’s local, independent organization, announced TEDxSF: Courage and Resilience, an evening of fresh talks exploring the human spirit. Speakers include Captain Paul Watson, of the Sea Shepherd and Whale Wars fame, David Shenk, author of The Genius In All of Us, and Dr. John Gray, the best selling relationship author of Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice.
“We have an outstanding lineup of front line speakers and performers including Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd, best selling relationship author Dr. John Gray, Guitar Hero Founder Charles Huang, and Ultimate Fighting Champ Nate Quarry,” said Jason Johnson, co-founder of the San Francisco-based independent TEDxSF. “This program continues our focus on fresh talks and will explore the compelling facets of courage and the elasticity of the human spirit. The network of Bay Area TEDsters enjoy gathering under one roof, and we are looking forward to the first TEDxSF since TED2010.”
The limited-seating, ticketed event begins at 4:00 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, April 27th at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. TEDxSF will also provide a free live web stream at www.tedxsf.org. TEDxSF: Courage and Resilience speakers include:
· Captain Paul Watson, of the Sea Shepherd and Whale Wars fame, will talk about his controversial approaches to Direct Action and Intervention as opposed to simple protest.
· David Shenk, author of The Genius In All of Us, will explore talent, resilience and recent research in epigenetics. He will show how science has identified the coding layer that changes the way genes are expressed within a single generation- a sort of shortcut to evolution.
· Dr. John Gray, the best selling relationship author of Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice, will explore the connection between health, hormones and resilient human connection.
Additional speakers and performers included Guitar Hero founder Charles Huang, anti-terrorism expert Celina Realuyo, leading mixed martial arts fighter Nate Quarry and serial entrepreneur Jonathan Abrams. The moving performance-art duo Loop!Station will show us Love vs. Love, and Bhi Bhiman will bring his completely unique musical presence to the event.
To register to become a TEDxSF member and for more information on the TEDxSF event, or to watch it live online, visit www.tedxsf.org. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
TEDxSF is a network of 1,400 San Francisco/Bay Area leaders and TED attendees who have self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxSF, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine smaller groups to share inspiration and ideas. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. This will be the third San Francisco-based TEDxSF event. Visit www.tedxsf.org to register. Follow TEDxSF on Twitter (twitter.com/TEDxSF) or fan TEDxSF on Facebook for regular updates.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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TEDGlobal 2010, "And Now the Good News," will be held July 13-16, 2010, in Oxford, UK. TED2011, "The Rediscovery of Wonder," will be held February 28-March 4, 2011, in Long Beach, California, with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, California.
Marc Tamo, Bluepractice