TEDxBerkeley 2017 Performance

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Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she ...

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David Lang

David Lang is the co-founder of OpenROV, manufacturers of underwater drones, and OpenExplorer, a pla...

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Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Insti...

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Teresa Ryan, PhD

Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan, PhD, (Tsimshian) is a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Departmen...

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Michelle Brané

Michelle Brané is the director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program at the Women’s Refugee Comm...

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Dónall Ó Héalaí

Born and raised in Connemara in the West of Ireland, Dónall is the founding director of Celtic Consc...

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Derek Luke

Derek Luke is an American A List Actor in Hollywood.Denzel Washing discovered Derek Luke and cast hi...

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Christopher Emdin

Christopher Emdin is Professor and Program Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathem...

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Dan Hammer

Dan Hammer received 2017 Pritzker Award for his work to make environmental information more accessib...

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Jennifer French

Jennifer French became a quadriplegic from a C6-7 incomplete spinal cord injury in 1998. She is a si...

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Doniece Sandoval

Doniece Sandoval is the founder of Lava Mae, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that began by convertin...

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Justin Barad

Justin Barad, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, a clinically validated and award-winning surg...

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Claudio Guglieri

Claudio Guglieri is the Creative Director at Microsoft where he leads the Art Direction of Fluent De...

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Daria Musk

This is the story of a girl who’s voice launched a thousand lines of code. After a nearly overnight ...

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Chandni Kazi

Chandni Kazi is passionate about public health, social justice and the role of STEM in achieving bot...

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Hazel Miller

Hazel Miller is not just a great singer; "She is a force of nature!" quotes the Rocky Mountain News....

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Eric Osiakwan

Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital is an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of I...

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Tyrone B Hayes

Tyrone B. Hayes was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina where he developed his love for biol...

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New Latthivongskorn

NEW LATTHIVONGSKORN is an immigrant rights & health justice activist, and an aspiring physician.

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Murray Hidary

Composer and pianist Murray Hidary is the creator of Mind Travel. His provocative, improvisational, ...

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Cal Ballroom

Cal Ballroom UC Berkeley’s one and only competitive International Ballroom Dance Team and the larges...

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DeCadence? DeCadance? DeCádince? What or who is that? DeCadence (“DEE-KAY-DENCE”) is a student-run, ...

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Cal Taiko

In the Spring of 2005, a small-but-committed group of students pooled together their resources and f...

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Get the Most Out

Arrive Early

We encourage you to arrive at 9AM, an hour before the first speaker sessions begin. Arriving early means you’ll be able to network with other incredible thinkers and doers.

Stay until the very end.

We recommend you plan to stay through the farewell party – until at least 7PM. TEDxBerkeley is an unusual conference in that our attendees stay for its entirety — every session and special event, right up through the Farewell Party.

Clear your calendar. No, really.

To help you get the most out of TEDxBerkeley, we ask that you lend us your brain. Ignore your email. Switch off your phone. Don’t take meetings. TED is an immersive experience, and you won’t want to miss a moment.

Talk to strangers.

TEDxBerkeley is teeming with amazing people. Most speakers stay all day long, and the attendees, in truth, are every bit as extraordinary. As a result, chance encounters at TEDxBerkeley often lead to new ideas, projects, perspectives, companies … They’re as essential to the experience as the program itself.

Don't miss a thing.

Watch every session. Go to every event. The best TED moments happen when you least expect them. It’s invariably the unknown speakers who wow the crowd. Watching every session helps you avoid disappointment, and ensures you take in each key moment as it happens. Social events, too, are there for a reason.

Leave your laptop at home. And your cell phone in your bag.

The speakers at TEDxBerkeley merit your full attention, and laptops and cell phones are a big distraction – not just for you, but for everyone around you. To preserve an immersive experience, we don’t allow cell phone use in the theater. Blogging is permitted from the back row and the balcony, and is welcomed in the social spaces.

Let us help you.

Our staff will do their best to answer any questions and solve any problems, from logistics queries to laptop breakdowns. Pre-conference, contact us via email at info@tedxberkeley.org. On-site, visit our concierge at the registration desk, or ask anyone wearing a Staff badge.

Share your experience with others.

If you plan to blog, take photos, or Twitter, use these tags: #TEDxBerkeley, #TEDx. Take pictures, share your TEDxBerkeley memories with friends and family during and after the event.