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Speakers’ talks are now available online on the official TEDxTalks YouTube channel here, and several hundred photos have been posted to our Flickr account here.

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Special thanks to photographers: Nina Dietzel, Andrea Hartwig, Denyse Jones, Anastasia KubaLelli Rocha and David Wong.

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Session-by-session Speaker Schedule

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Final TEDxPresidio 2012 speaker line-up announced!

TEDxPresidio is excited to announce that the speaker line-up for the September 8, 2012 event at The Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco is now locked! The following speakers are confirmed, along with the topics of their respective talks. Full bios of speakers available here.

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*Speakers listed in alphabetical order.

Joseph Bellomo Joseph Bellomo
Architect
Bellomo Architects
TOPIC: “Architecture, disaster, and the egg.”
Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown (@jenniferbrown)
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Brown Consulting
TOPIC: “Companies should use all capital and the importance of voice in the workplace”
Jose Cisneros
José Cisneros (@sfofe)
Treasurer
City and County of San Francisco
TOPIC: “The Financially Empowered City: Inclusive approaches to building a ‘save and invest’ economy.”
Brooke Deterline
Brooke Deterline
Corporate Director
Heroic Imagination Project
TOPIC: “Ethical cultures in business: What creates the tipping point of ethical behavior in an organization?”
Gary Erickson Gary Erickson
Founder, Co-Owner and Co-CEO
Clif Bar & Company
TOPIC: Three Things I’ve Learned from my Adventures in Business and the Great Outdoors
Mark Finser Mark Finser
Chair of the Board
RSF Social Finance

TOPIC: “Trust Me – I’m in Finance”
Porter Gale Porter Gale (@portergale)
Marketing Consultant & Author 
Porter Gale Consulting
TOPIC: “What the hyper-connected consumer, employee, world..means to your business.”  
Dr. Peter Graf Dr. Peter Graf (@peterggraf)
Chief Sustainability Officer & VP Sustainability Solutions
SAP
TOPIC: “How do you get buy-in on the highest levels to really make change?”
Van Jones Van Jones (@vanjones68)
Co-Founder & President
Rebuild the Dream
TOPIC: “Creating an economy that can work for everyone.”
Jake Kloberdanz Jake Kloberdanz (@JakeKloberdanz)
CEO & Founder
ONEHOPE Wine
TOPIC: “The future and scale of Social Entrepreneurism ; an age agnostic movement.”
Marc Lesser Marc Lesser (@doingless)
CEO
SIYLI (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute)
TOPIC: “Leadership, attention, focus.”
Evan Low Evan Low (@Evan_Low)
Vice Mayor
City of Campbell, California

TOPIC: “Where does government and business crossover?”
Ben Mangan Ben Mangan (@EARN)
President & CEO
EARN

TOPIC: “New Age of Possibility for All Americans – Alchemy or Innovation?”
Robin Mansukhani Robin Mansukhani (@RobinMansukhani)
Co-Founder & COO
BlueStamp Engineering
TOPIC: “Learning By Doing, One Engineer at a Time”
Gavin McIntyre Gavin McIntyre
Co-Founder, Chief Scientist
Ecovative Design
TOPIC: “Bio-Connectivity”
Charles Mattocks Charles Mattocks (@thepoorchef1)
Founder
The Poor Chef Charles Mattocks productions, LLC
TOPIC: “From Entrepreneur to Social Entrepreneur”
Michael Meyer Michael Meyer (@not_the_actor)
Partner
Essential
TOPIC: Designing for the First, Second and Third World.”
Sam Mogannam Sam Mogannam (@biritesf@sammogannam@eatgoodfoodbook)
Founder
Bi-Rite Family of Businesses
TOPIC: “Shopping for food is a community building act”
Charley Moore Charley Moore (@charleymooreesq)
Founder & Chairman
Rocket Lawyer
TOPIC: “The ‘Do It With Me’ Revolution”
Brian Solis Brian Solis (@briansolis)
Principal Analyst
Altimeter Group
TOPIC: “Screw business as usual….this is the real world.”
James Steyer James Steyer
CEO & Founder
Common Sense Media
TOPIC: “Too Small to Fail: Reinventing Capitalism Begins with an Investment in America’s Kids”
Chade-Meng Tan Chade-Meng Tan (@chademeng)
Jolly Good Fellow
Google

TOPIC: “Leadership, attention, focus.”
Ann Winblad Ann Winblad (@HumWin)
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
TOPIC: “Talent in the post-internet age”
Tom Wujec Tom Wujec
Fellow
Autodesk

TOPIC: “Imagine, Design, Create – A Better World”

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Additional Speakers Announced

We are excited to announce five new additions to our line-up of speakers for TEDxPresidio 2012: Van Jones, Co-Founder and President of Rebuild the Dream and a former advisor to President Barack Obama; Tom  Wujec, a Fellow at design software leader Autodesk and a pioneer in business visualization, Marc Lesser, CEO, a founder and board member of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute; Charles Mattocks aka “The Poor Chef”; and Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow,” Chade-Meng Tan.

Full speaker bios at: http://www.tedxpresidio.org/2012/speakers

Van Jones Van Jones (@vanjones68)
Co-Founder & President
Rebuild the Dream
Marc Lesser Marc Lesser (@doingless)
CEO
SIYLI (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute)
Charles Mattocks Charles Mattocks (@thepoorchef1)
Founder
The Poor Chef Charles Mattocks productions, LLC
Chade-Meng Tan Chade-Meng Tan (@chademeng)
Jolly Good Fellow
Google
Tom Wujec Tom Wujec
Fellow
Autodesk

 

 

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Hosts announced

We’re pleased to announce three program hosts for the event this year. Returning to host for her second time we have Deb Nelson, and we welcome two leaders of the Presidio Graduate School, William Shutkin and Jennifer Taylor.  Bios available here.

Deb Nelson Deb Nelson
Executive Director
Social Venture Network
William Shutkin William Shutkin (@shutkinpres)
President and CEO and Richard M. Gray Fellow in Sustainability Practice
Presidio Graduate School
Jennifer Taylor Jennifer Taylor
Chief Operation Officer
Presidio Graduate School

 

 


 

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First set of speakers announced

We’re excited to announce our first set of confirmed speakers below. This group alone can headline an entire conference, but we’re just getting started. We have more than a dozen speakers and very special guests left to announce over the coming months!

Full bios are available on our speakers page.

Gary Erickson Gary Erickson
Founder, Co-Owner and Co-CEO
Clif Bar & Company
Porter Gale Porter Gale (@portergale)
Marketing Consultant & Author
Porter Gale Consulting
Sam Mogannam Sam Mogannam (@biritesf, @sammogannam, @eatgoodfoodbook)
Founder
Bi-Rite Family of Businesses
Ann Winblad Ann Winblad
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Speakers listed in alphabetical order.

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TEDxPresidio 2011 in Review: Editor’s Pick

One of our highlights from last year was having one of our speaker’s talks chosen as “Editor’s Pick” by the official TED team. This was a great honor for both our team and Maria Guidice and this year’s speakers will be just as remarkable. You can watch the winning talk here or all TEDxPresidio 2011 talks here.

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