Speakers

TEDxNewYork, September 10 at SVA, is a full-day event featuring 20 talks. The live audience will comprise over 400 people – a broad mix of academics, entrepreneurs, city employees, creatives, and students from diverse backgrounds, neighborhoods, and walks of life. Leaders from disparate industries will come together into one space to collaborate on crucial questions facing the city and the globe. Our speakers include:

Maria Alejandro Maria Alejandro believes that aging is beautiful, we just have to find ways to live healthily into old age. She’s the director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement. unionsettlement.org

Maria Alejandro

Maria Alejandro believes that aging is beautiful, we just have to find ways to live healthily into old age. She’s the director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement.

unionsettlement.org

Muneeb Ali Muneeb Ali is a computer scientist building a fairer internet with new ways for users to own their own data. He is the cofounder of the open-source software start-up Blockstack Labs. muneebali.com

Muneeb Ali

Muneeb Ali is a computer scientist building a fairer internet with new ways for users to own their own data. He is the cofounder of the open-source software start-up Blockstack Labs.

muneebali.com

Allison Bishop Allison Bishop works at IEX, the US's newest public stock exchange. She's also an assistant professor in computer science at Columbia University studying cryptography and complexity theory. iextrading.com

Allison Bishop

Allison Bishop works at IEX, the US's newest public stock exchange. She's also an assistant professor in computer science at Columbia University studying cryptography and complexity theory.

iextrading.com

Rebecca Brachman Rebecca Brachman is a neuroscientist and writer. After completing her PhD at Columbia University, she now works on the first drug that might prevent psychiatric disorders like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Nautilus: "A Vaccine for Depression?"

Rebecca Brachman

Rebecca Brachman is a neuroscientist and writer. After completing her PhD at Columbia University, she now works on the first drug that might prevent psychiatric disorders like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Nautilus: "A Vaccine for Depression?"

Ian Bremmer Political theorist Ian Bremmer wants us to rethink global power. He’s the president of political risk firm Eurasia Group and the author of five books, including his latest, Superpower. Twitter: @ianbremmer

Ian Bremmer

Political theorist Ian Bremmer wants us to rethink global power. He’s the president of political risk firm Eurasia Group and the author of five books, including his latest, Superpower.

Twitter: @ianbremmer

Cakes Da Killa Cakes Da Killa is an emerging artist in the New York rap scene known for his raw style and LGBT themes. His debut album, Hedonism, will be released October 2016. cakesdakilla.com

Cakes Da Killa

Cakes Da Killa is an emerging artist in the New York rap scene known for his raw style and LGBT themes. His debut album, Hedonism, will be released October 2016.

cakesdakilla.com

Joanna Ebenstein Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, death enthusiast, and co-founder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum. morbidanatomymuseum.org

Joanna Ebenstein

Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, death enthusiast, and co-founder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum.

morbidanatomymuseum.org

Jo Firestone Jo Firestone is a comedian and the host of events around New York like the monthly pun competition Punderdome 3000. Twitter: @kingfirestorm

Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and the host of events around New York like the monthly pun competition Punderdome 3000.

Twitter: @kingfirestorm

Yale Fox Yale Fox is standing up to corruption in our housing rental system, starting with New York and now moving to Toronto. He's the CEO of Rentlogic, which helps people understand how their buildings and landlords rate against others. Rentlogic.com

Yale Fox

Yale Fox is standing up to corruption in our housing rental system, starting with New York and now moving to Toronto. He's the CEO of Rentlogic, which helps people understand how their buildings and landlords rate against others.

Rentlogic.com

Adam Galinsky Adam Galinsky is the chair of the management department at Columbia Business School. He thinks deeply about how we work with and against one another to achieve our goals. Columbia faculty page

Adam Galinsky

Adam Galinsky is the chair of the management department at Columbia Business School. He thinks deeply about how we work with and against one another to achieve our goals.

Columbia faculty page

Chris Jackson Editor Chris Jackson breathes life into the works of visionary African-American writers. He's the newly named editor-in-chief of Random House's One World imprint. Twitter: @cjaxone

Chris Jackson

Editor Chris Jackson breathes life into the works of visionary African-American writers. He's the newly named editor-in-chief of Random House's One World imprint.

Twitter: @cjaxone

Kristin Lee Kristin Lee is a violinist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle. Chamber Music Society page

Kristin Lee

Kristin Lee is a violinist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle.

Chamber Music Society page

Matthew Lipman Matthew Lipman is a violist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2017 he will debut as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and Illinois Philharmonic. Chamber Music Society page

Matthew Lipman

Matthew Lipman is a violist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2017 he will debut as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and Illinois Philharmonic.

Chamber Music Society page

Mark S. Luckie Mark S. Luckie works to promote diversity and cross-cultural dialog in the media. He's Reddit's head of media and formerly Twitter's manager of journalism and news. Twitter: @marksluckie

Mark S. Luckie

Mark S. Luckie works to promote diversity and cross-cultural dialog in the media. He's Reddit's head of media and formerly Twitter's manager of journalism and news.

Twitter: @marksluckie

Nkosi Nkululeko Nkosi Nkululeko is New York City's 2016 youth poet laureate and the author of "Sharp-Edged Vernacular" and "How It Sounded to Squish a Cockroach." Twitter: @musicman_nkosi

Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi Nkululeko is New York City's 2016 youth poet laureate and the author of "Sharp-Edged Vernacular" and "How It Sounded to Squish a Cockroach."

Twitter: @musicman_nkosi

Youngna Park Youngna Park is the head of product at Tinybop, where she builds beautiful apps for kids.  tinybop.com

Youngna Park

Youngna Park is the head of product at Tinybop, where she builds beautiful apps for kids. 

tinybop.com

Philip Pettit Philip Pettit is a political philosopher at Princeton University, where he thinks deeply about republican governments and the nature of freedom. Princeton faculty page

Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit is a political philosopher at Princeton University, where he thinks deeply about republican governments and the nature of freedom.

Princeton faculty page

Stephanie Spellers Stephanie Spellers is an Episcopal priest and author who is known for fueling "radical welcome" in churches across the US. Book: Radical Welcome

Stephanie Spellers

Stephanie Spellers is an Episcopal priest and author who is known for fueling "radical welcome" in churches across the US.

Book: Radical Welcome