Block 11 – TEDxBeaconStreet

November 20, 2016 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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Tanis Chalopin
Ron Sullivan
Robert Konrad
David Howse
Barmak Heshmat
Michael Scott Moore

  • Musical-philanthropist (Tanis Chalopin) – What if we could combine multiple forms of art to go above and beyond to spread important ideas in a challenging time. With a brand new combination of technologies and art forms we will premier at TEDx Beacon Street, we might be able to do just that.
  • Exonerator (Ron Sullivan) – What would prevent innocent people from decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit? Justice is a decision – one that each of us makes.
  • Computational Display Scientist (Robert Konrad) – While virtual reality attempts to mimic every part of the real world, we show why perfectly recreating it might not be the best solution for everyone.
  • Arts Leader and Truth-teller (David C. Howse) – Racism exists all around us – in our personal and professional lives – but it doesn’t have to define us.  What happens when we navigate racism with truth and dignity?
  • MIT research scientist (Barmak Heshmat) – Majority of ideas go to waste, what if we could put them to some use!?
  • Author and Former Pirate Hostage (Michael Scott Moore) – Surviving a long kidnapping by Somali pirates, sometimes with a sense of humor.