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INTRODUCTION	  	  The	  return	  of	  TEDxBaltimore	  to	  the	  Charm	  City	  heralds	  an	  ambitious	  vision	  that	 ...
THE	  THEME	  TEDxBaltimore:	  Re-­‐wired	  	  Baltimore	  has	  strong	  historical	  roots	  as	  an	  engine	  of	  gro...
>	  SESSION	  3:	  BUILDING	  COMMUNITY	         • “What	  is	  TEDx”	  VIDEO	  (http://goo.gl/B12vv)	         • Ami	  Dan...
ATTENDEE	  FEEDBACK	  	  Compiled	  from	  the	  post-­‐event	  survey	  (114	  respondents),	  as	  supplied	  by	  TED.	...
TEDxBALTIMORE	  PROGRAMS	  	  We	  augmented	  the	  conference	  with	  several	  programs	  to	  increase	  community	  ...
>	  Time	  Capsule	  Program	  Manager:	  Sarge	  Salman	  	  At	  TED	  Active	  2013,	  we	  are	  delivering	  a	  memo...
 >	  TEDxBaltimore	  Adventures	  Program	  Managers:	  Sarge	  Salman,	  Jen	  Gunner	  	  Adventures	  are	  an	  innova...
SPONSORS	  	  We	  are	  grateful	  for	  the	  support	  of	  the	  following	  partners:	  	                      PLATIN...
VOLUNTEERS	  	  The	  TEDxBaltimore	  conference	  reflects	  the	  tireless	  and	  continued	  efforts	  of	  the	  Balt...
 	  	  	  	  	  	                TEDxBaltimore	                x	  =	  independently	  organizer	  TED	  event	         	 ...
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  1. 1.             TEDxBaltimore   x  =  independently  organizer  TED  event           SUMMARY  REPORT   Prepared  Feb  2013                     Jen  Gunner   jgunner@greaterbaltimore.org     Sarge  Salman   sargesalman@gmail.com   TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 1 of 11  
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION    The  return  of  TEDxBaltimore  to  the  Charm  City  heralds  an  ambitious  vision  that  embraces  ideas,  people,  and  action  to  craft  a  Baltimore  narrative  for  the  21st  century.  This  is  an  explicit  effort  to  align  our  hometown  with  the  mission  of  "ideas  worth  spreading."    TEDxBaltimore  is  a  gathering  of  leaders  and  thinkers  that  are  using  bold  ideas  and  innovative  technologies  to  reshape  our  hometown.  Following  the  TED  template,  TEDxBaltimore  fulfills  its  mission  by  sparking  dialogue  and  connections.  The  twenty-­‐one  speakers  reflect  our  communitys  rich  diversity  and  full  potential.    As  an  event  organized  by  Baltimore  for  Baltimore,  we  pro-­‐actively  engaged  the  community  and  sought  participation  at  every  opportunity:  from  organizing  committee,  event  staffing,  conference  participants  to  ancillary  programs.    With  an  added  objective  of  enriching  the  roster  of  attendees  and  catalyzing  interactions  among  them,  we  extended  complimentary  invitations  to  several  non-­‐profit  organizations.  Additionally,  special  guests  included  twenty-­‐two  neighbor  TEDx  organizers,  representing:    • TEDxChesterRiver   • TEDxTowsonU   • TEDxVillanovaU  • TEDxNashville   • TEDxMidAtlantic   • TEDxTempleU  • TEDxYouth  Baltimore   • TEDxRCP   • TEDxPotomac  • TEDxYouth  Timonium          Community  members  were  provided  three  options  for  procuring  a  ticket  to  the  January  25  conference:     • Online  purchase  (with  student  and  other  discounts)   • Volunteer  duty  at  the  conference   • Completion  of  a  #MediaBrigade  mission    Our  TEDxBaltimore:  Re-­‐wired  effort,  which  speaks  of  reshaping  the  Charm  City,  concludes  in  a  time  capsule  at  the  TED  Active  2013  conference.  We  are  delivering  a  memory  stick  with  video  of  community  responses  to  the  question  “How  will  Baltimore  change  in  5  years?”  The  capsule  is  to  be  opened  in  2018  and  our  footage  returned  in  a  parcel  addressed  to  The  Honorable  Mayor,  City  of  Baltimore.           TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 2 of 11  
  3. 3. THE  THEME  TEDxBaltimore:  Re-­‐wired    Baltimore  has  strong  historical  roots  as  an  engine  of  growth,  and  it  played  a  key  role  in  the  emergence  of  America  as  a  global  leader.  Today,  innovation  and  entrepreneurship  are  transforming  the  city  and  the  world.  New  leaders  and  innovative  thinkers  are  using  bold  ideas  and  emerging  technologies  to  reshape  the  city  and  the  region  as  a  cornerstone  for  the  New  Economy.    The  future  of  Baltimore  is  Re-­‐Wired,  and  TEDxBaltimore  is  a  forum  for  identifying,  discussing,  and  building  its  foundation.      TEDxBALTIMORE  CONFERENCE    It  is  our  fervent  belief  that  the  TEDxBaltimore  mission  of  “ideas  worth  spreading”  should  be  lead  by  those  vested  in  the  well-­‐being  and  success  of  the  community:  our  distinguished  speakers  and  performers,  including  78  Baltimore  City  students.    >  PRELUDE   • “I  Hear  America  Singing”  by  Walt  Whitman  AUDIO   • “Mars  Curiosity  Descent”  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/stwUU)   • Jordan  Evans,  JPL/NASA  Engineer  –  Salute  to  the  Baltimore  Ravens  &  Official   Opening  of  TEDxBaltimore    >  SESSION  1:  OUR  FUTURE   • “TEDx  Introduction”  by  Chris  Anderson  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/8qoX6)   • “The  Phenomenon  of  TEDx”  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/Xp8xk)   • Lance  Lucas,  Social  Entrepreneur   • James  Piper  Bond,  Educator   • “Abundance  Is  Our  Future”  by  Peter  Diamandis  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/YxyjK)   • Keimmie  Booth,  Student  (introduced  by  Heather  Romney)   • Noor  Siddiqui,  Thiel  Fellow   • Roni  Ellington,  Math  Educator    >  SESSION  2:  THE  PEOPLE  AROUND  US   • “Lisbox12:  The  Art  of  Faces”  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/G0NrL)   Firmin  DeBrabander,  Ethicist   • Lois  Feinblatt,  Therapist   • Aaron  Henkin,  Radio  Host   • Eduardo  Rodriguez,  Transplant  Surgeon   • Whitney  Sibol,  Survivor     TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 3 of 11  
  4. 4. >  SESSION  3:  BUILDING  COMMUNITY   • “What  is  TEDx”  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/B12vv)   • Ami  Dang,  Sitarist  &  Vocalist   • “I  Am”  by  George  Ngayu  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/UVc5e)   • Ellen  Durkan,  Metalsmith   • John  Sarbanes,  Congressman   • Seema  D.  Iyer,  Urban  Planner   • Peter  Beilenson,  Public  Health  Innovator    >  SESSION  4:  FINDING  YOUR  PLACE   • “The  Noise  of  Cairo”  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/ovjbH)   • Joe  Ehrmann,  Coach  &  Educator   • Evodie  Ngoy,  Student  (introduced  by  Susan  Malone)   • “The  Paradise  That  Wasn’t”  by  Evodie  Ngoy  VIDEO  (http://goo.gl/PYw5q)   • Shaquille  Brooks,  Student  (introduced  by  Andrew  Coy)   • Dan  Trahey,  Artistic  Director   • ORCHkids,  Student  Orchestra      Issued  tickets:  730  In  Attendance  Day  of  Event:  650  Livestream  viewers:  200+    Official  Photos:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedxbaltimore/    Talks  (coming  soon):  www.tedxbaltimore.com      Press  Coverage:  Citybizlist  (http://goo.gl/2W6UG),  Technically  Baltimore  (http://goo.gl/uAMEK),  Baltimore  Business  Journal  (http://goo.gl/y5Sxi),  Bmore  Interested  (http://goo.gl/rq2Tv),  Urban  Times  (http://goo.gl/DB1ul)                     TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 4 of 11  
  5. 5. ATTENDEE  FEEDBACK    Compiled  from  the  post-­‐event  survey  (114  respondents),  as  supplied  by  TED.     What was your main reason for attending TEDxBaltimore?     To  learn  something  new,  To  be  inspired,  To  support  my  local  community,   20%   To  network   To  learn  something  new,  To  be  inspired,  To  support  my  local  community   14%   To  learn  something  new,  To  be  inspired   12%   To  be  inspired   11%   To  learn  something  new   11%   To  learn  something  new,  To  support  my  local  community   5%   Other   27%     How did you hear about TEDxBaltimore?     From  the  TEDx  Organizer  or  Volunteer   26%   Online  -­‐  Website,  Social  Network   20%   Friend,  Family,  Colleague   18%   Other   37%       Would you attend another Would you attend a     TEDxLive conference?     TEDx event? 76%   Yes   95%   Yes   24%   No     5%   No             Rate  Length  of         Overall  Event   Talks  &  Sessions   Breaks     Too  Long   30%   15%   5%     Just  Right   69%   85%   89%     Too  Short   1%   0%   5%             Rate  TEDxBaltimore         Overall Speakers & Theme Brilliant   39%   42%   Good   46%   41%   Average   12%   13%   Poor   3%   4%     TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 5 of 11  
  6. 6. TEDxBALTIMORE  PROGRAMS    We  augmented  the  conference  with  several  programs  to  increase  community  engagement  with,  and  participation  at  TEDxBaltimore.    >  Roadshow  Program  Manager:  Sarge  Salman    The  Roadshow,  an  informal  1-­‐hour  gathering,  engaged  the  community,  promoted  the  hosting  venue,  and  disseminated  information  about  the  conference.    Venues:  WOLB  1010AM  (on  air  interviews),  Zeke’s  Coffee,  Teavolve  Café,  Advertising.com/AOL,  Emerging  Technology  Center/ETC    >  Playlist  Program  Manager:  Eliot  Pearson  Sr.    Austin  Jett,  aka  DJ  Sn0rl@x,  is  a  student  at  Digital  Harbor  HS  and  member  of  the  DJ  Club.  He  was  recruited  to  compile  and  spin  a  playlist  from  stage  at  TEDxBaltimore.  The  TEDxBaltimore  Playlist  will  be  distributed  online.    >  #MediaBrigade  Program  Managers:  Jean  Carlos  Cedre,  Vanessa  Francis,  Sarge  Salman    A  Charm  City-­‐developed  TEDx  innovation.  Recruited  Twitter  users  to  drive  online  discussion  about  TEDxBaltimore  and  “ideas  worth  spreading.”  From  Jan  15  to  Jan  24,  106  unique  users  generated  830  tweets  using  the  #MediaBrigade  hashtag.  Fourteen  passionate  Twitterati  produced  over  thirty  tweets  each  to  earn  a  free  ticket  and  an  opportunity  to  live  Tweet  the  conference:    Dayne  Kaufman   Michael  Kaurich   C.J.  Nweke   Colin  Austin  Adegoke  Olubusi   Amaka  Okoronkwo   Vanessa  Francis   AK  Stout  Joshua  Chukwuka   Kristine  Wilson   Kendall  Cuthie   Sam  Fisher  Sarah  Beccio   Luis  Tobias        Members  of  #MediaBrigade  were  also  provided  with  Twitter  and  tweeting  tutorials  to  augment  their  skills.    >  Youth  Reporter  Program  Managers:  Eliot  Pearson  Sr.,  Ty  Pearson    Prior  to  the  Jan  25  conference,  eleven-­‐year-­‐old  Eliot  Pearson  Jr  conducted  two  teaser  speaker  interviews  (http://goo.gl/PGLB6).  At  the  event,  our  Youth  Reporter  interviewed  seven  speakers  backstage.  Footage  will  be  shared  online.   TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 6 of 11  
  7. 7. >  Time  Capsule  Program  Manager:  Sarge  Salman    At  TED  Active  2013,  we  are  delivering  a  memory  stick  with  video  of  community  responses  to  the  question  “what  will  be  different  in  Baltimore  in  5  years?”  Wide  Angle  Youth  Media,  led  by  Susan  Malone,  is  contributing  student-­‐produced  content.  The  capsule  is  to  be  opened  in  2018  and  our  footage  returned  in  a  parcel  addressed  to  The  Honorable  Mayor,  City  of  Baltimore.      GOING  FORWARD    Henceforth,  TEDxBaltimore  becomes  an  annual  ritual,  a  pilgrimage  to  ideas  and  ideals  that  speak  of  a  greater  City.  We  are  committed  to  organizing  TEDxBaltimore  2014.    We  have  begun  discussions  with  Baltimore  universities  and  organizations  for  the  location  of  TEDxBaltimore  2014.  Additionally  we  have  targeted  January  24  or  January  31,  2014  as  potential  dates.  Our  IT,  photographer,  videographer,  and  numerous  volunteers  have  already  signed  on  for  2014.      Our  goal  is  to  secure  one  to  two  full  financial  supporters  for  the  2014  conference.  This  will  provide  us  with  the  ability  to  focus  our  main  efforts  on  the  curation  of  top  speakers  and  talent  from  the  Baltimore  region.  Identifying  and  highlighting  the  best  and  brightest  to  elevate,  engage  and  invoke  positive  stories  and  change  for  Baltimore.      The  TEDxBaltimore  2013  conference  is  being  connected  to  TEDxBaltimore  2014  by  a  series  of  ongoing  projects  and  events.  The  discussions  that  began  on  January  25  will  continue,  and  connections  made  at  Morgan  State  will  be  reinforced.    >  TEDxBaltimoreLive    http://tedxbaltimorelive.eventbrite.com/  This  gathering  is  part  of  an  initiative  to  encourage  communities  around  the  world  to  organize  events  around  the  TED2013  conference  live  webcast  on  Wednesday  February  27,  2013.    >  TEDxBaltimore  Community  Facebook  group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TEDxBaltimore/  This  group  is  for  past,  present,  and  future  attendees  of  TEDxBaltimore  and  volunteers.  It  is  a  forum  for  identifying,  discussing,  and  building  Baltimores  re-­‐wired  foundation.           TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 7 of 11  
  8. 8.  >  TEDxBaltimore  Adventures  Program  Managers:  Sarge  Salman,  Jen  Gunner    Adventures  are  an  innovation  designed  to  promote  “ideas  worth  spreading”  and  deepen  connections  in  the  community  beyond  the  one-­‐day  conference.  The  Adventures  format,  unlike  TEDx  talks,  offers  unparalleled  access  and  allows  interactions  between  speakers  and  attendees  in  an  intimate  setting.  The  program  is  a  Charm  City-­‐variant  of  TEDxBeaconStreet  Adventures.    By  holding  regular  Adventures  throughout  the  year,  more  people  can  become  involved  in  presenting,  learning,  and  advancing  ideas  into  action.  Concepts  that  are      not  easily  communicated  in  a  TEDx  presentation  can  be  explored  and  discussed.    Some  Adventures  under  development:  sustainable  fishing  practices  in  the  Chesapeake  Bay,  shock  trauma  medicine,  the  art  &  technology  of  pinballs,  and  escape  kits.    >  #MediaBrigade  Continued  engagement  of  Brigade  members  to  drive  online  discussion.    >  Youth  Reporter  We  are  relying  on  Eliot  Jr.  to  remain  in  this  role  and  continue  the  work  of  uncovering  unsung  Baltimore  heroes  and  recording  compelling  interviews.                 TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 8 of 11  
  9. 9. SPONSORS    We  are  grateful  for  the  support  of  the  following  partners:     PLATINUM   The  Abell  Foundation     VISIONARY   EDAC  @  Morgan  State  University   Orange  Element   McArdle   Open  Range  Video     GOLD   Maryland  Dept  of  Economic  Development   Advertising.com     SILVER   Whiteford  Taylor  Preston   VIM  Interactive   The  Verve  Partnership   R2integrated   Cassidy  Turley     THOUGHT  LEADERS Wexford  Science  +  Technology       Millennial  Media     ETC/Emerging  Technology  Centers   EAGB/Economic  Alliance  of  Greater  Baltimore     COLLABORATOR   PNC   Kelly  &  Associates   Fastspot   Baltimore  Collegetown   Lamill  Coffee   Eszter  Suto     SUPPORTING   WorkSpaces   Naden/Lean  LLC   LCG   Ignition72   AGM  Commercial  Real  Estate  Advisory   Dugan     MEDIA   Baltimore  Business  Journal   Citybizlist   Technically  Baltimore   MyCity4Her  Media     TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 9 of 11  
  10. 10. VOLUNTEERS    The  TEDxBaltimore  conference  reflects  the  tireless  and  continued  efforts  of  the  Baltimore  community,  specifically:    Amanda  Allen   Christina  Forsting   C.J.  Nweke  Boliong  Amang     Rodney  Foxworth   Olivia  Obineme  Hiroshi  Amano   Vanessa  Francis   Amaka  Okoronkwo  Daniel  Atzmon   Jeffrey  Gangwisch   Adegoke  Olubusi  Colin  Austin   Steve  Garcia   Jon  Parker  Andy  Axel   Jess  Gartner   Kyle  Peppers  Sarah  Beccio   David  Glaser   Mike  Raymor  Monyka  Berracossa   Bonnie  Glick   Sergio  Rivera  Richard  Best   Jordan  Goodman   Andrew  Rose  Darlene  Bookoff   David  Gracyalny   Matt  Rybczynski  Heather  Bradbury   Jacqueline  Greely   Jonathan  Sagner  Misti  Burmeister   Alfred  Griffin   Samantha  Sakay  Greg  Cangialosi   Julia  Gross   Sarge  Salman  Jean  Carlos  Cedre   Jennifer  Gunner   Theo  Schlossnagle  Dominic  Cerquetti   Brooke  Hall   Olivia  Stevens  Kristine  Chambers   Khir  Henderson   AK  Stout  Sally  Cherry   Chelsea  Herbert   Karen  Stults  Joshua  Chukwuka   Kerry  Holahan   Heejin  Suh  Mike  Combs   Javier  Inon   Riley  Sullivan  Babett  Corcoran   Mothyna  James  -­‐  Brightful   Eszter  Suto  Casey  Corcoran   Kathleen  Jarmiolowski   Jordan  Taler  Andrew  Coy   Christine  Johnson   Gregory  Taylor  John  Coyle   Ashley  Jones   Grace  Thompson  Japheth  Crawford   Kyle  Judd   Deb  Tillet  Kendall  Cuthie   Doug  Kaufman   Luis  Tobias  Neil  Davis   Dayne  Kaufman   Jeff  Tong  Patrick  Dougherty   Michael  Kaurich   Dave  Troy  Jay  Dugan   Melanie  Kelleher   Patrick  Tucker  Krissy  Eliot   Julie  Lenzer  Kirk   Larry  Twele  Olga  Ferguson   Donald  McLean   Jieyi  Wang  Sam  Fisher   Nate  Mook   Howard  Wicker  William  Fishman     Michael  Morris   Kristine  Wilson  Shawn  Flannery   Ed  Mullin   Ben  Wong  Josh  Flynn   Glenford  Nunez   Randall  Ziman         TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 10 of 11  
  11. 11.               TEDxBaltimore   x  =  independently  organizer  TED  event           @tedxbaltimore     www.tedxbaltimore.com     www.facebook.com/groups/TEDxBaltimore/     www.flickr.com/photos/tedxbaltimore/         Jen  Gunner   jgunner@greaterbaltimore.org     Sarge  Salman   sargesalman@gmail.com     TEDxBaltimore  /  January  25,  2013  /  tedxbaltimore.com   Page 11 of 11  

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