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  • TEDxCLEIdeas worth spreading Friday, April 20, 2012
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  • TABLE OF CONTENTSIDEAS WORTH TED 7SPREADING TEDx 8 TEDxCLE 9 The Maker Class 11INTERACT + SHARE Thank You 17 Community 17 Links 18 After Party 19INSPIRE + INOVATE Schedule 25 Tom Benson 27 Dar Caldwell 31 Dr. Lisa Damour 35 David Rabinsky 39 TEDTalk: Billy Collins 43 Lolah Brown 47 Cloud Nothings 51 TEDTalk: John Hunter 55 Genna Petrolla 59 Josh Taylor 63 Justin Bibb 67 Mort Epstein 71 Dr. Brian Grimberg 75 Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie 79 Philip Niles 83
  • SPONSORS The Adcom Group 89 The Cleveland Museum of Art 90 The George Gund Foundation 91 MailChimp 92 Oliver Printing Co. 93 PNC 94 shark&minnow 95 University Circle Inc. 96ORGANIZERS Hallie Bram Kogelschatz + Eric Kogelschatz 99 CLE
  • IDEAS WORTH SPREADING 6
  • IDEAS WORTHSPREADINGTED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world- changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; 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 TED Fellows 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 In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED- like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) 8
  • IDEAS WORTHSPREADINGTEDxCLE TEDxCLE was organized by Clevelanders Hallie Bram Kogelschatz and Eric Kogelschatz in an effort to bring Cleveland innovation, development, and positive change to the world. Cleveland’s first official TEDx event, TEDxCLE 2010: Rustbelt Rebirth, took place on February 26th at The Capitol Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District. Visit TEDxCLE.com/talks/2010 to view past talks. TEDxCLE 2011: Guardians of the Evolution, took place on April 15th, 2011 at The Capitol Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District. Visit TEDxCLE.com/talks/2011 to view past talks. On April 20th, 2012, the third annual TEDxCLE event, TEDxCLE 2012: The Maker Class will take place at The Cleveland Musueum of Art in University Circle. Visit TEDxCLE.com/talks/2012 for more information.
  • GUARDIANS of the EVOLUTION 10
  • A program of ten downtown Cleveland wall murals was sponsoredby the Cleveland Area Arts Council, The New Organization for theVisual Arts, and The Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute ofArchitects in the mid-1970s.Mort Eptein, a TEDxCLE 2012 speaker, was chosen as one of theten mural designers. Epstein’s design was originally planned for alarge Cleveland State University building and featured two stylizedwall outlets, one brown, one white, celebrating the racial diversityof the University as an integrated outlet (note that the screws wereequal signs). A change in site provided a vertical wall near theUniversity. 12
  • Many people will recall Mort Epstein’s iconic mural from the1970s. Bold panels of color speaking loud and clearly through thecrowded rush of downtown, calling for racial equality with boldand striking simplicity.Inspiring the icon for TEDxCLE 2012 The Maker Class, the plugsonce again call to the community to engage, be energized, and to“plug in” to the creative forces that continue to initiate change inour city and encourage us to make. The six-outlet unit now nine,as the white plugs form an X – referencing the intersection of ideasand innovation, as well as a nod to the “x” of TEDx, itself. 14
  • INTERACT + SHARE 16
  • INTERACT + SHAREThank You Thank you. For being a creator. A catalyst. An entrepreneur. An artist. A technologist. A designer. A scientist. A thinker. A doer. But more than anything, thank you for doing this in Cleveland.Community TEDxCLE was created to bring all of you together. So that we can share ideas to inspire others in our community. And also, to share Cleveland innovation, development and positive change with the world. To facilitate this, please blog, tweet and chat about your experience, during and following the event. On Twitter and Instagram, please remember to use the hashtag #TEDxCLE to connect with others or send us a message @TEDxCLE. You can also hashtag individual speakers (e.g., #mortepstein). On Facebook, post messages on our Wall. On Flickr and YouTube, tag your photos and videos respectively with TEDxCLE. On Foursquare, check-in at The Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall to let everyone know you are there for TEDxCLE and don’t forget to write reviews on Yelp too!
  • Links Website www.TEDxCLE.com Email info@tedxcle.com Twitter www.twitter.com/TEDxCLE @TEDxCLE #TEDxCLE Facebook www.facebook.com/TEDxCLE Instagram TEDxCLE LinkedIn www.TEDxCLE.com/LinkedIn Photos www.TEDxCLE.com/photos Videos www.TEDxCLE.com/talks 18
  • INTERACT + SHAREAfter Party Following TEDxCLE, walk just a few blocks to Severance Hall (11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106) and share ideas worth spreading with other TEDxCLE attendees, speakers, sponsors, organizers ... the whole TEDxCLE community. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There will be a special performance by Classical Revolution Cleveland. Make sure you bring your TEDxCLE 2012 badge, it’s your ticket to get in. See you there. Hallie Bram Kogelschatz + Eric Kogelschatz, Founders of TEDxCLE
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  • INTERACT + SHARECleveland Classical RevolutionYou Say You Want A Revolution?#classicalrevolution Classical Revolution Cleveland started its chapter in 2009. Themission of Classical Revolution Cleveland is to present chamber musicperformances in highly accessible venues, such as bars and cafes, andcollaborating with local musicians and artists from various styles andbackgrounds. The musicians who play in Classical Revolution comefrom a variety of backgrounds. Most are recent graduates or currentstudents from the nation’s best conservatories. Classical Revolutionpushes others who are accomplished non-professional musicians touse Classical Revolution as an outlet to maintain their musical life whileworking non-musical jobs. This inter-relation between professional andnon-professional musicians is a fundamental part of their organization:dissolving boundaries that result from the specialization of musiciansand bringing people, both audience and performers, together. By takingchamber music out of the recital hall and making it more accessible toan audience who does not otherwise hear such music in a live context,they hope to bring to a broader public consciousness the realizationthat this music is still relevant and needn’t be restricted to more austerevenues.Website TEDxCLEwww.classicalrevolutioncle.com www.TEDxCLE.com/Email classicalrevolutioninfo@classicalrevolutioncle.com 22
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATE 24
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATESchedule9:00 a.m. Opening9:15 a.m. Tom Benson A New Frontier of Creativity9:35 a.m. Dar Caldwell Bootstrapping an Entrepreneurial Movement: The Founders, Funders & Mindset Behind a New Generation of Job Creators9:55 a.m. Dr. Lisa Damour The Difference Between Adults & Grown Ups10:15 a.m. David Rabinsky Seeing So Much More10:35 a.m. TEDTalk Billy Collins Everyday Moments, Caught In Time10:55 a.m. Lolah Brown Musical Performance11:05 a.m. Intermission11:25 a.m. Cloud Nothings Musical Performance11:40 a.m. TEDTalk John Hunter The World Peace Game
  • 12:00 p.m. Genna Petrolla Citizens & the Next Evolution of Cities12:05 p.m. Josh Taylor Citizens & the Next Evolution of Cities12:10 p.m. Justin Bibb Citizens & the Next Evolution of Cities12:20 p.m. Mort Epstein A Designer and the Community12:40 p.m. Dr. Brian Grimberg Buzzkill: How Malaria Has, and Is, Changing The World We Live In1:00 p.m. Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie Searching for Our Ancestors in the Afar Desert of Ethiopia: An Incessant Affair1:20 p.m. Philip Niles Where New Ideas Come From: Growing Up (& Down) Euclid Avenue With the Help of Open Data1:35 p.m. Closing2:00 p.m. After Party* Times subject to change. 26
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATETom BensonA New Frontier of Creativity#tombensonTom Benson is an aerospace engineer in the Inlets and Nozzles Branchat the NASA Glenn Research Center. He earned Bachelor and Master’sdegrees in Aerospace Engineering from Ohio State University in 1971.He then spent four years in the Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB doinghigh speed inlet testing and installed-engine performance calculations.He returned to graduate school at OSU in 1975 and passed thequalifiers for a PhD. He started working at NASA Glenn in 1978. Duringthe 80’s and 90’s he built, verified and applied computer programs tomodel the flow of gases through high speed inlets. He worked on theNational Aerospace Plane (NASP) project to study a vehicle that wouldfly from a runway into orbit. He is the author of more than 50 technicalpapers. For the last 20 years, he has divided his time between highspeed CFD and educational outreach. He has participated in manyNASA outreach events, including the Cleveland National Air Show, theIngenuity Science and Art Festival, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival,the USA Science and Engineering Festival, and Donovan McNabb’sFootball Camp in Philadelphia.Website Phonewww.nasa.gov 216.433.5920Email TEDxCLEthomas.j.benson@nasa.gov www.TEDxCLE.com/tombenson 28
  • Photo: One Red Door Photography
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEDar CaldwellBootstrapping an Entrepreneurial Movement: The Founders,Funders & Mindset Behind a New Generation of Job Creators#darcaldwellDar is a co-founder of LaunchHouse, a Cleveland-based businessaccelerator and collaborative, entrepreneurial co-working space.LaunchHouse invests money, mentorship, and business developmentresources into promising entrepreneurs to quickly turn their ideasinto startup companies. In collaboration with the City of ShakerHeights, LaunchHouse transformed a 23,000 square foot abandonedcar dealership into a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that is hometo over 100 startups and entrepreneurs. Dar is passionate aboutcultivating strong local and regional support for the entrepreneurcommunity in NE Ohio. He serves as a board member for severalyoung professional organizations and startups as well as theCornell Center for Transformative Action, Ohio Homecoming, andIngenuityFest. BS Landscape Architecture, Cornell University ‘04.Website Flickrwww.launchhouse.com www.flickr.com/photos/Twitter launchhouse/www.twitter.com/lnchhouse TEDxCLEwww.twitter.com/DarCaldwell www.TEDxCLE.com/darcaldwellFacebookwww.facebook.com/LaunchHouse 32
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEDr. Lisa DamourThe Difference Between Adults and Grown Ups#lisadamourDr. Lisa Damour directs the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School,maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults to schools nationally,is a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University, and serves onthe board of the Eating Disorders Network.Dr. Damour is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, editorials,and books related to education and child development. She is co-authorwith Dr. James Hansell of Abnormal Psychology, a widely-used collegetextbook and co-author with Dr. Anne Curzan of First Day to Final Grade,a handbook introducing college instructors to the art and craft of teaching.She has worked for the Yale Child Study Center and held fellowships fromthe Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Bush Center for Child Developmentand Social Policy, and the Sadye Harwick Power Foundation.Dr. Damour received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. in ClinicalPsychology from the University of Michigan.Website Twitterwww.lisadamourphd.com www.twitter.com/LdamourEmail TEDxCLElisa.damour@gmail.com www.TEDxCLE.com/lisadamour 36
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEDavid RabinskySeeing So Much More#davidrabinskyA 13 year resident of the Warehouse District in Cleveland, Ohio, DavidRabinsky was born and raised in the east side of the city. After studyingabroad and receiving a hospitality degree from the Tadmor School ofHospitality Management in Herzliya, Israel, he returned to Clevelandand opened David’s Gourmet, Inc., an off premise catering company inCleveland Heights operating from 1983 through 1999. After selling hisbusiness, David immediately joined The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland andis currently the director of social catering. His responsibilities includeselling all social events, primarily wedding celebrations at the hoteland The Silver Grille in the Higbee building. In his late 30s, David wasdiagnosed with the familial genetic condition, Retinitis Pigmentosaand then noticed the slow loss of peripheral and ultimately most of hiscentral vision. At present, some 15 years with the condition, David cansee light and dark and occasionally can notice some shapes. Davidand 4 year-old guide dog, Kody, greet perspective clients in the MotorLobby of the hotel and escort them to appropriate venues throughoutthe hotel. Between appointments, David drafts custom proposals onhis office computer which is adapted with voice technology, allowinghim to keep up with the technology-driven modern brides. David andKody can be seen traversing the streets of downtown.Mobile TEDxCLE216.544.7455 TEDxCLE.com/davidrabinsky 40
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATETED2012Billy CollinsEveryday Moments, Caught In Time#billycollinsIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading and in honor of TED, we shareone of our favorite TEDTalks.Accessibility is not a word often associated with great poetry. YetBilly Collins has managed to create a legacy from what he callsbeing poetically “hospitable.” Preferring lyrical simplicity to abstruseintellectualism, Collins combines humility and depth of perception,undercutting light and digestible topics with dark and at times bitinghumor.While Collins approaches his work with a healthy sense of self-deprecation, calling his poems “domestic” and “middle class,” JohnTaylor has said of Collins: “Rarely has anyone written poems that appearso transparent on the surface yet become so ambiguous, thought-provoking, or simply wise once the reader has peered into the depths.”In 2001 he was named U.S. Poet Laureate, a title he kept until 2003.Collins lives in Somers, New York, and is an English professor at CityUniversity of New York, where he has taught for more than 40 years.TEDxCLEwww.TEDxCLE.com/billycollins 44
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATELolah BrownMusical Perfomance#lolahbrownOut of the Cardinal State and home of The Rock and Roll Hall ofFame, hails a songbird whose melodic tone effortlessly captivatesthe hearts of all who encounter her. Lolah Brown, the Cleveland, Ohionative who began singing at the age of five, has proven that hard work,determination, and unwavering faith can trump any and all obstaclesthroughout the uncharted roads of life and bring you one step closerto your destiny. As a leading background vocalists to pop & r&bsensations; Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson and John Legend she has had theopportunity of sharing the stage with Kanye West on the Evolver WorldTour, Estelle, Rick Ross, the legendary Stevie Wonder and many more!This year alone, she has juggled being a background vocalist for twonational tours, traveling on both the Pink Friday tour for Nicki Minaj andthe No Boys Allowed tour with Keri Hilson. Currently, Lolah is workingvigorously on her solo project, all while traveling on her second nationaltour with John Legend. Longtime admirers of Lolah Brown are eager forthe rest of the world to hear the voice they have fallen in love with.Website Facebookwww.whatlolahwants.com www.facebook.com/Twitter pages/Lolah-Brown-Fan-www.twitter.com/lolah_brown_ Page/312095668801358YouTube TEDxCLEwww.youtube.com/lolahbrown www.TEDxCLE.com/lolahbrown 48
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATECloud NothingsMusical Performance#cloudnothingsIn 2009, Cleveland’s Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fipower-pop songs in his parents’ basement, dubbing the project CloudNothings. His music quickly started making the Internet rounds, andfans and critics alike took note of his pithy songcraft, infectiouslycatchy melodies, and youthful enthusiasm. Baldi soon released a stringof 7”s, a split cassette, and an EP before putting out Turning On – acompilation spanning about a year’s worth of work – on Carpark in2010. January 2011 saw the release Cloud Nothings’ self-titled debutLP, which, put next to Turning On, found Baldi cleaning up his lo-fiaesthetic, pairing his tales of affinitive confusion with a more pristineaural clarity. In the interval since the release of Cloud Nothings, Baldihas toured widely and put a great deal of focus on his live show, adetail that heavily shapes the music of his follow-up album, Attack onMemory. For all of early Cloud Nothings’ fun and fervor, Baldi admitsthat it never sounded like most of the music he listens to. With Attackon Memory, he wanted to remedy this anomaly, and in setting out to doso, Baldi and co. have created an album that shows vast growth in astill very young band.Facebook TEDxCLEwww.facebook.com/cloudnothings www.TEDxCLE.com/cloudnothingsTwitterwww.twitter.com/cloudnothingsOH 52
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATETED2011John HunterThe World Peace Game#johnhunterIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading and in honor of TED, we shareone of our favorite TEDTalks.Musician, teacher, filmmaker and game designer, John Hunter hasdedicated his life to helping children realize their full potential. His ownlife story is one of a never-ending quest for harmony. As a student, hestudied comparative religions and philosophy while traveling throughJapan, China and India. In India, inspired by Ghandi’s philosophy, hebegan to think about the role of the schoolteacher in creating a morepeaceful world. As his online biography says: “Accepting the realityof violence, he would seek to incorporate ways to explore harmony invarious situations. This exploration would take form in the frameworkof a game – something that students would enjoy. Within the gamedata space, they would be challenged, while enhancing collaborativeand communication skills.” In 1978, at the Richmond CommunityHigh School, Hunter led the first sessions of his World Peace Game, ahands-on political simulation. The game has now been played aroundthe world, on a four-tiered board. It’s the subject of the new film WorldPeace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements.TEDxCLEwww.TEDxCLE.com/johnhunter 56
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEGenna PetrollaCitizens & the Next Evolution of Cities#gennapetrollaGenna Petrolla is a marketing professional who lives on the west sideof Cleveland. She began her career in Cleveland as the MarketingDirector of Progressive Urban Real Estate, where she grew to lovethe culture and history of each of Cleveland’s distinct neighborhoods.Following her work at PURE, Petrolla helped to launch a programcalled Greater Circle Living, an employer-assisted housing programthat encouraged employees of institutions such as the ClevelandClinic, University Hospitals, The Cleveland Museum of Art and CaseWestern Reserve University to live closer to work in the neighborhoodssurrounding University Circle. She was also part of the team thatfounded and produced messy magazine, an online submission-basedart, literary and fashion magazine. She was the recipient of the 2010Judson Smart Living Award for Volunteerism and serves on the Boardof Directors of SPACES. In addition, Petrolla serves on the boards ofLiveCleveland, a non-profit that promotes the livability of Clevelandneighborhoods and Buzz & Growl, a Cleveland-based sewing andfashion incubator.Email Twittergenna.petrolla@gmail.com www.twitter.com/genna_pFacebook TEDxCLEwww.facebook.com/gpetrolla www.TEDxCLE.com/gennapetrolla 60
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEJosh TaylorCitizens & the Next Evolution of Cities#joshtaylorJosh Taylor is the Vice President of Brand Strategy and Developmentat TWIST Creative. He was previously the Director of Marketing andPublic Relations for Downtown Cleveland Alliance. He is activelyinvolved in the local development and civic communities and hasexperience in building partnerships that allow organizations to becomemore efficient. A native Clevelander, Josh has a passion for restoringpride in the growth and progress of Cleveland and is an advocate forthe development of world-class parks and public spaces.Website Twitterwww.twist-creative.com www.twitter.com/CLE_TaylorEmail TEDxCLEjosh@twist-creative.com www.TEDxCLE.com/joshtaylor 64
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEJustin BibbCitizens & the Next Evolution of Cities#justinbibbJustin Bibb serves as Special Assistant to Cuyahoga County ExecutiveEd FitzGerald. Prior to joining the FitzGerald Administration, Justinwas Associate Partner and Director of Community Strategies withGallup in Washington, D.C. Currently, he serves on the boards ofCuyahoga Community College and City Year Cleveland. He pursued hisundergraduate degree in urban studies from American University andthe London School of Economics.Website TEDxCLEwww.onecuyahoga.com www.TEDxCLE.com/justinbibbEmailjustin.m.bibb@gmail.com 68
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEMort EpsteinA Designer and the Community#mortepsteinMort Epstein has had a lifetime of involvement in social and politicalcauses and in artistic pursuits as a designer, woodworker and teacher.From his start as the son of New York City immigrants, to his 95thyear in 2012, Mort has covered a lot of territory, producing creativework along the way. Mort attended WPA art and cartooning classes inManhattan, where he was exposed to radical political conversationstypical of the Depression years of the 1930s. Mort became committedto equal rights and opportunity for all, concepts that have been theguiding principles of his life. In 1937 Mort attended The Cooper UnionSchool of Art, where he developed his life-long commitment to thedesign principles of directness, simplicity and the Bauhaus idea that“form follows function.” Mort entered the U.S. Army in 1942, spendingthree years as a designer and model maker. Strong advocates for civilrights in the 1950s, Mort and his wife Marion were active locally inthe movement for racial equality. They provided graphic design andartwork, participating in marches and other public demonstrations. Inthe 1960s and 70s Mort’s political involvement was three-fold. He wasactive in the fair housing movement which assisted African Americanfamilies who wanted to find homes in segregated white areas of greaterCleveland. Continued on the next page... 72
  • He participated in the anti-Vietnam War/pro-peace movement, andwas a member of the Cleveland Committee on Soviet Anti-Semitism.Community involvement in the 1980s included serving as presidentof the board of The Art Studio at MetroHealth Medical Center. Mortremains actively involved in the ACLU.Mort started an independent graphic design company based in theOld Arcade, called Community Graphic. He had many commercialaccounts, and provided below cost or free graphic services for socialservice agencies on tight budgets. Mort joined forces with JohnSzilagyi and formed Epstein & Szilagyi, Designers, Inc., which thrivedfor 21 years. When Epstein & Szilagyi disbanded in the 1980s, Mortformed another partnership, a firm known today as Epstein DesignPartners Inc. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Epstein Designcontinues to be an influential and well-respected firm in the city ofCleveland.Beginning in the late 1960s, Mort also taught in the Graphic DesignDepartment at the Cleveland Institute of Art, helping develop a programwhere advanced student designed communications for area non-profitorganizations. Mort continues to be active in various political andsocial causes. Mort was honored in 2009 with the Cleveland Arts Prize,Lifetime Achievement Award.Website Facebookwww.epsteindesign.com www.facebook.com/epsteindesignTwitter TEDxCLEwww.twitter.com/epsteindesign www.TEDxCLE.com/mortepstein
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEDr. Brian GrimbergBuzzkill: How Malaria Has, and Is, Changing The World We Live In#briangrimbergDr. Brian Grimberg, an Assistant Professor of International Health atCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine, as PrincipalInvestigator, leads an international team of researchers investigatingtreatment and prevention options for malaria at the School ofMedicine’s Center for Global Health & Diseases which is home to aNational Institutes of Health International Center of Excellence forMalaria Research - one of only ten around the world. Malaria kills 1.2million people annually and hampers the modernization of endemiccountries. Dr. Grimberg’s research is focused on the cell biology ofmalaria parasites. Widespread drug resistance to current treatmentshas further limited treatment options for those in need. This challengedrives the mission of Dr. Grimberg’s lab, which focuses on screeningtraditionally used native treatments to develop new drugs. Additionally,he is working on the development of new antimalarial vaccines andrapid malaria diagnostics. Dr. Grimberg is a Fellow of the RoyalSociety of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and has received numerousawards including Excellence in Science, American Association forthe Advancement of Science; Young Investigator Award, Great LakesInternational Imaging & Flow Cytometry Association; and SuperiorMerit Award for Efforts Above the Call of Duty, NIH.Website TEDxCLEwww.case.edu/orgs/cghd www.TEDxCLE.com/briangrimbergEmail 76endmalaria@case.edu
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  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEDr. Yohannes Haile-SelassieSearching for Our Ancestors in the Afar Desert of Ethiopia:An Incessant Affair#yohanneshaileselassieDr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie is the Curator and Head of PhysicalAnthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and AdjunctProfessor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. Heconducts research on early human evolution in Africa. His work centerson the Afar region of Ethiopia where he and his team survey largeareas looking for fossil remains of early humans and other animals tobetter understand the paleobiology and paleoecology of these earlyhumans and, ultimately, our origins. His research has been publishedin top scientific journals, including Nature, Science, and Proceedingsof the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow at the Instituteof the Science of Origins (Case Western Reserve University) and theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science.Website Emailwww.cmnh.org/site/ yhailese@cmnh.orgResearchandCollections/ PhonePhysicalAnthropology/Staff/Haile- 216.231.4600, ext. 3242Selassie.aspx TEDxCLE www.TEDxCLE.com/ yohanneshaileselassie 80
  • INSPIRE + INNOVATEPhilip NilesWhere New Ideas Come From:Growing Up (& Down) Euclid Avenue With the Help of Open Data#philipnilesPhilip Niles is pursuing his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees at Case Westernin Cleveland. He completed his undergraduate magna cum laude inthree years as a Trustee’s scholar, and majored in economics. Philiphas been living and working in Cleveland for the past 8 years andhas pursued several independent projects including: evaluating theeconomic value of renovating public square, starting an HIV/AIDStesting center in Kenya, working as a supply chain managementconsultant for ORBIS International, an organization committed topreventing avoidable blindness through the use of its airplane-turned-eye hospital, in the Philippines, Myanmar and Vietnam. Niles wasnamed a Cleveland Clinic Healthcare Management Scholar, andconsulted for the Cleveland Clinic Quality and Patient Safety Instituteon the costs of postoperative complications. Philip has performedresearch at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, studying the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic imaging in glaucoma patients, and hedelivered a podium presentation at the 2011 meeting of the Associationfor Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO). He will begin hisophthalmology residency in July, 2013 at the University of Iowa. Philipis part of the TED2009 Fellow class.Email TEDxCLEPN@case.edu www.TEDxCLE.com/philipniles 84
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  • ORGANIZERSHallie Bram Kogelschatz + Eric Kogelschatz#halliebramkogelschatz #erickogelschatzHallie & Eric have a passion for communication - whether it be on thebehalf of clients over their time in the advertising industry or goodideas that spur positive change on a local or global scale.Upon returning to Cleveland from Boston in 2009 Hallie & Ericfounded TEDxCLE. Their goal remains to bring positive thinkingfrom Cleveland to the world, helping to reshape the way that citizens& those outside of the region think of Cleveland.The Kogelschatz duo is honored to have you here & look forward to moreinnovation, growth and positive change in Cleveland because of bigthinkers like you.Website Twitterwww.sharkandminnow.com www.twitter.com/sharkandminnowEmail Facebookhallie@sharkandminnow.com www.facebook.com/eric@sharkandminnow.com sharkandminnow TEDxCLE www.TEDxCLE.com/organizers 100