TEDx Bay Area 2014


I very much enjoyed attending my first TEDxBayArea, hosted at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, California. I was invited by TechWomen mentor Francine Gordon and was happy to meet many sister TechWomen mentors there, including Eileen Brewer who got to speak to the audience for a minute at the end.

Having had some days to reflect on this exciting educational and networking event, here are the presentations that made the most impression:

  • Jackie Tabick (Rabbi in UK): “The balancing act of compassion” (2009 recorded TED talk)
  • Barbara Bogatin (Cellist at Marin Chamber Soloists): “The Art of Failure”
  • Leslie Blodgett (Creator, bareMinerals Cosmetics) and Colaine L.A. Roepke (self at self): “Let it go: An experiment in forgiveness”
  • Dr. Clifford Saron (Assoc. Research Scientist, UC Davis): “Compassionate Empathy: What children with autism have to teach us about our world by entering theirs”
  • Liza Donnelly (Cartoonist and Columnist at Forbes): “Harmony Through Humor”

If you get a chance to attend a TEDx, do it!

16 January 2015 update: Read the web writeup on the event – including several tweets by me!









Images Copyright 2014 by Katy Dickinson

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