On April 20th, 2013 TEDxBerkeley is gathering world-leading thinkers, makers, and doers at UC Berkeley to discuss “Inspiring Innovation”. The audience will be composed of a diverse mix of 1000 students, professors, and thought leaders from Berkeley and beyond for a stimulating day of presentations, discussions, entertainment and art that will spark new ideas and opportunities for all.
2013 TEDxBerkeley speakers:
Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. She also serves as Education Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies and in this capacity founded and now leads the largest undergraduate minor at UC Berkeley, a program in Global Poverty and Practice.
Chris Anderson is the founder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
Robert Neuwirth is the author of two books on alternative social and economic structures – Stealth of Nations, an up-close investigation of the value of street markets and underground trade, and Shadow Cities, which looks at squatter communities as normal urban neighborhoods.
Curt L. Tofteland is the founder of the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars (SBB) program. During his 18 years of work with Shakespeare in corrections, he has created many innovative programs. Curt’s 2011 Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship took him to Australia where he brought SBB to the Borallon Corectional Centre in the Queensland.
Dan Millman is a US Gymnastics Federation national title holder on the trampoline and author of 16 impressive books, both fiction and nonfiction, and all focus on the conscious evolution of the mind and body. Dan’s books have been translated to 29 languages and have influenced millions of lives. Perhaps his most popular book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, was adapted to film in 2006.
Eden Full is the Founder of Roseicollis Technologies Inc. She studied for two years at Princeton University and is currently taking gap years to work on her start-up full time after being selected for the inaugural class of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship. Named one of the 30 under 30 in Forbes’ Energy category two years in a row and Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Eden founded Roseicollis Technologies Inc. to take her solar panel tracking invention called the SunSaluter to developing communities and established markets that need them.