2012 TEDxNapaValley Speakers & Performers Dianne aigaki – artist, nonprofit consultant, explorer and tour leader Jean aRnolD – hanzell Winery president, business leader, advocate sean caRscaDDen – singer, songwriter, blues guitarist MaRio chioDo – master sculptor Mike DoWling – actor, former u. s. Marine corps military working dog handler, author lisa gansky – entrepreneur, author, and the founder of Mesh labs and the Mesh Directory TedX event’s TValley residents to come together leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18changing ideas with multiple initiatives. Theannual TED Conference invites the world’she second annual TEDxNapaValleyinvites the most impassioned Napa impassioned networking and dialogue. Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabethminutes. Their talks are then made available,free, at TED.com. TED speakers have includedImagine hosting the ultimate dinneron Sunday, December 2 for an evening of presentations blowing conversation, and you have an Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime MinisterGilbert, Sir Richard Branson, NandanNilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-party, with inspirational videos, brilliantspeakers, great entertainment and mind- to fill downtown annual TEDxNapaValley has finalized its where new TEDTalks are posted daily, andTED’s media initiatives include TED.com,Gordon Brown.understanding of what it might be like toattend TEDxNapaValley 2012. The second Opera House the Napa Valley Opera House in downtown the ability for any TEDTalk to be translatedthe Open Translation Project, which providessubtitles and interactive transcripts as well aslist of speakers and performers for this year’smain event, scheduled for December 2 at Napa. Twelve incredible speakers, three unique by volunteers worldwide. TED has established performers and a Napa or Sonoma Valley High the annual TED Prize, where exceptional School student to be chosen from a student individuals with a wish to change the world PeteR hassen – sculptor, painter, competition, will offer their perspectives on are given the opportunity to put their wishes thought provoker the event’s theme, “Connected.” Each speaker into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or will have up to eighteen minutes to explore the groups a way to organize local, independent high school sPeakeR – tba theme from their unique point of view. TED-like events around the world; and the shelDon kaRDeneR, M.D. – author, This year’s speakers include one who TEDFellows program, helping world-changing clinical professor of psychiatry at ucla engineers creative products that allow us innovators from around the globe to become to communicate in new and exciting ways; part of the TED community and, with its help, alan kRoPf – president of Mutineer another who taps MTV’s superpowers to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects Magazine, sommelier, bartender, advocate connect teens to social initiatives; and one who and activities. takes radical approaches to remind us of our In addition to the main event, the Jason RzePka – senior vice president common values. Overall, all fifteen presenters Cameo Cinema in St. Helena will of public affairs at MtV and performers combine technology, art and be live streaming TEDxWomen on OPENMAP holly stiel – trailblazing service HERESaturday, December 1. Tickets aredesign in novel ways that delight and inspire. A philosopher, author, concierge full list of speakers and their biographies can be on sale now for all events. More found at www.tedxnapavalley.org . information, speaker biographies and RobeRt stRong – magician TEDx was born from its parent organization, online ticket sales are available at www. TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to tedxnapavalley.org. Follow the conference cassanDRa Vieten, Ph.D. – Ideas Worth Spreading. Begun as a four-day on Twitter at @TEDxNapaValley. clinical psychologist, researcher conference in California twenty-five years Like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ Voena – children’s choir ago, TED has grown to support those world- TEDxNapaValley.
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