Thoughts on TEDxDetroit.

{Just a draft for sharing links.}

Venue: Detroit Film Theatre @ the Detroit Institute of Arts


Uncut videos available here:

8:00am – 9:00am Arrival Experience & Check-in

  • Performances by Dixon’s Violin, DJ Primeminister, and Cirque Amongus.
  • Networking and photographs in the Great Hall and Rivera Court.

    9:00am – 10:30am Session One

    • An Awesome Beginning with Justin Sailor & Friends

    • Jeff DeGraff – Dean of Innovation – Competing Values.
    • Geoff Horst – Chief Science Officer – Algal Scientific Corporation.
    • Bil Moore – Solutions Consultant – Strategic Products & Services.
    • Music by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr.
    • Rick Devos – Founding Partner – ArtPrize.
    • Jocelyn Rainey – Founder – J Rainey Gallery.

    “When you change the vision of our young people, you change the thought process. Eventually it changes the heart, which ultimately changes their lives, and they become the change we need in the world.”

    10:30am – 11:15am Break

    • Share, interact, explore art, technology at TEDxLabs

    11:15am – 12:30pm Session Two

    • Karl Gude – Infographics & Social Media Instructor – Michigan State University.
    • Paul Savage – CEO – Nextek Power Systems.
    • Will Smidlein – Boy Wonder – Null Fear.

      13-year-old web developer and entrepreneur “child prodigy.”

      • Music by Joybox Express.

      • Dianne Marsh – President – SRT Solutions.
      • Jessica Care Moore – Founder – Moore Black Press.
      • Stephen Clark – Interactive Anchor/Journalist – WXYZ-TV Channel 7.

      12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break

      • Share, interact, explore art, technology at TEDxLabs Shades will be creating a mural in the courtyard.
      • Performances by Cirque Amongus.

        2:00pm – 3:45pm Session Three

        • Anuja Rajendra – Creator and CEO – BollyFit.
        • Kami Pothukuchi – Director of SEED Wayne – Wayne State University.
        • Jerry Paffendorf & Mary Lorene Carter – Founders – LOVELAND.

          • Herman Moore – Entrepreneur & Hall of Famer.
          • Music by DJ Primeminister.
          • Jim Scapa – CEO – Altair Engineering.
          • Paul Nielsen – Founder – Wunderground Magic.
          • Steve Kahn – Director Math Corps – Wayne State University.
          Professor Steve Kahn is the Director of the WSU Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, a series of programs designed to produce success for Detroit students as they pursue their education from elementary and middle school through high school and college. Built by Dr. Kahn, the two cornerstone programs of the Center, the WSU Math Corps at the middle and high school levels and the WSU Emerging Scholars Program at the college level, have received not only local, but national recognition for their dramatic results. Professor Kahn has received many honors and awards for teaching, as well as for his work in support of the Detroit Public Schools and the students of Detroit. Most recently, the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America awarded him the prestigious 2003 Distinguished College or University Teaching Award. A part of the Wayne State faculty since 1981, Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Maryland.

          3:45pm – 4:30pm Break

          • Share, interact, explore art, technology at TEDxLabs.

          4:30pm – 6:00pm Session Four

          • Music by Jill Jack.
          • Ben Bator – Founder & Author – Texts From Last Night.
          • Henry Balanon – Founder – Bickbot.
          • Dave Blair – Performance Artist.
          • John Hill – Director, Alumni Career Services – Michigan State University.
          • Erik Proulx – Film Maker – Lemonade Presentation to Public Art Workz.
          • Dan Gilbert – Founder – Quicken Loans & Bizdom U.
          • Music by Invincible.
          • Victor Green – Director, Community Relations – Wayne State University.
          • An Awesome Ending with Brandon Chesnutt & Friends.

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