At TEDxRosslyn, we combine world-class speakers with a world-class audience.
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Due to the limited number of seats available, not all applications will be approved.
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.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
The introduction of TEDxRosslyn to the city heralds an ambitious vision that embraces action, ideas, and people to develop the Rosslyn story for the 21st century. This is an explicit effort to align our hometown with the mission of “ideas worth spreading”. TEDxRosslyn is a gathering of thought leaders and heads of industry that are using bold ideas and innovating methods to reshape our city and the rest of the world. Following the TED template, TEDxRosslyn fulfills its mission by creating dialogue and lasting connections. TEDxRosslyn will be a cumulation of in-person talks from amazing speakers, recorded videos from the official TED conference, and time and activities for the attendees to connect to each and hopefully create lasting relationships.
Today, innovation and technology are reshaping our city and our world. New leaders and thinkers are using emerging technologies and radical ideas to transform humanity and earth to a very different future than we could ever imagine. To encourage an active role in designing our collective futures, our speakers will include visionaries who are designing the future of science, technology, health, education – and are excited to share their ideas with our community. The goal of TEDxRosslyn is to imagine the future possibilities of our city and of the world and what we can do to shape a bright and hopeful future.
Challenges and Prizes Program Executive, NASA
Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Senior Associate, Energy Access at UN FoundationAneri Patel is Senior Associate, Energy Access at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC. She helps manage the Energy Access Practitioner Network, a 1200+ member network of off-grid energy professionals around the globe and leads the Network's Africa work. She has extensive on-the-ground experience in Bangladesh, India, and Uganda providing clean energy solutions for the low-income market. In South India, she started a business that created the first supply chain for solar lanterns, water filters, and improved cookstoves to a market of 90,000 rural households. She has recently founded a non-profit social enterprise called ENVenture and serves as its Executive Director; ENVenture is an international fellowship program for young social entrepreneurs to work on energy access. She also has experience working with carbon finance for cookstove projects in Africa. She has a Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Correspondent, The TimesA Cairo-based journalist and the author of the book Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation. His work has taken him from war-ravaged Baghdad and Gaza under siege to Mecca in the midst of the Hajj and revolutionary Tahrir Square. An Egyptian-American, born and raised in the United States to Egyptian immigrant parents, Ashraf Khalil first moved to Egypt to pursue a journalism career in 1997. He is a former editor in chief of the legendary Cairo Times weekly newsmagazine and former Los Angeles Times correspondent in Baghdad and Jerusalem. His writing has appeared in Time Magazine, The Economist, Los Angles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and the Middle East edition of Rolling Stone.
Specialist Leader at Deloitte
National Board Certified Teacher
Executive Director Edu-FuturoMs. Alcalde, an immigrant from Chile with family roots in Puerto Rico, is the Executive Director of Edu-Futuro a nonprofit dedicated to empowering immigrant families through education and leadership development. In this role, Ms. Alcalde leads a staff of more than 25 full and part-time employees and dozens of volunteers to achieve the organization’s mission through its family focused programs that reach more than 600 children, youth, and parents each year. Ms. Alcalde is also a fundraising consultant with Elevate, a newly established firm dedicated to developing smart grant programs for small- and medium-sized nonprofits to fulfill the promise of real social change. An advocate of civil rights and an equal access to education, Ms. Alcalde has dedicated herself to ensuring that Latinos excel in school; develop English skills while maintaining their Spanish fluency; are prepared to be community leaders; and are fully supported in their pursuit of a higher education. Ms. Alcalde contributes to the success of a number of other organizations: as a board member of the Dream Project and Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia and as a member of the Women’s Information Network, the Chilean-American Foundation, and the Leadership Arlington Class of 2013. Eneida received her undergraduate degrees in International Politics and Spanish at Penn State University and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, Bolivia from 2002 to 2005. During her free time, Ms. Alcalde enjoys traveling, jogging, and attending shows at the Kennedy Center with her husband.
Senior Connector at More Partnerships
Senior Development Technologist, USAID
Strategy & Innovation Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Director, Stone Soup Films
Song Writer and Vocalist
Director of Marketing and Communications of the National Breast Cancer CoalitionMichelle Zelsman is the Director of Marketing and Communications of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) with responsibility for leading the messaging, marketing and media relations efforts for NBCC. She has more than 20 years experience as a communications professional working as an award-winning journalist, communications consultant and senior management with non-profit organizations. Zelsman has developed and led communications strategy designed to raise brand profile in traditional and new media, increase global awareness and influence political change for worldwide organizations including the World Bank, Save the Children and America Online. She earned her BA in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Deputy Editor at THE FUTURIST Magazine
Head of FabLab DCPhyllis Klein is co-founder and director of Fab Lab DC, a fledgling independent, non-profit, community digital fabrication lab in the heart of DC, offering workshops, exhibitions, events, and a speaker series. Phyllis served on the steering committee to establish the International Fab Lab Association and as a member of the support team for Fab Academy. She collaborates with the Fab Foundation to advance Fab Lab DC and the global Fab Network. In addition to Fab activities, she works as an independent consultant in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, aiding businesses and organizations with start-up, management, communications, research & development, and creative problem-solving. Her projects span various fields, including small business development, inter-professional planning and design, urban renewal, education, public health, and art and culture. Also an artist and designer, her banner design was recently selected for the DC Urban Forestry Project.
President, Worldwatch Institute
President and CEO of Genetic Alliance
Space X Director of Advanced Projects
Co-Founder, GrindhouseI'm Tim, I helped found Grindhouse, I got into grinding in May of 2011 after getting my first magnet implant. I'm mostly responsible for design, prototyping, programming, business analysis, infrastructure support, as well as operational support. People who inspire me most are Gandhi and Carl Sagan and Old Dirty Bastard.... WU TANG!!
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.
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