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Innovation Everything

Sat Dec 01 2012

Update: A portion of proceeds will be going to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.

TEDx returns to Gramercy Saturday, December 1st from Noon to 6:00pm! Eight speakers present their incredible insights, and will have you grappling with new questions:

  • Have we overlooked Creativity?
  • What is Innovation?
  • Can social entrepreneurs change the world?
  • Is college worth it?
  • How do I advance my career?
  • Can cyber security make a quantum leap?
  • Is the social media craze over?
  • Will plastic pollution in our oceans deliver a final blow to our ecosystem?

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Engelman Hall, Baruch College

Baruch is one of CUNY's flagship colleges, and traces its roots back to the founding of the Free Academy, the first institution of free public higher education in the US. Today Baruch is one of most competitive and diverse colleges in the nation. TEDxGramercy - Innovation Everything, will be held at the Engelman Recital Hall in Baruch's Performing Arts Center.


We ask that you enter Baruch College on the south side of 25th street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues. You will see sinage for TEDxGramercy upon entry.

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The Speakers

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Simon Crosby

Cloud builder turned rainmaker innovating at the intersection of humanity and technology; husband, father, sailor and lover of extreme challenges

Lessons from Troy and Byzantium - Computers that Defend You in Cyberspace

We ‘live’ online almost as vibrantly as we do in the real world, blindly trading intimate minutiae for free apps. But sloppy security gives those with malicious intent easy access. Who are they? What are they after? And what if we could build computers that would defend you by design?

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Jim Holm

Co-Founder of the Clean Oceans Project.

The Clean Oceans Project

There is an estimate 97 million pounds of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Plastic is poisonous to marine life, and it's beginning to break down into smaller and smaller parts. Jim and the Clean Oceans Project are beginnig to do something about it.

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Dimis Michaelides

Consultant, author and magician, Dimis has inspired innovation world-wide.

The Art of Innovation

Recognizing the multidimensional nature of innovation and with a touch of magic, Dimis calls for action at different levels to embed innovation in the DNA of organizations.

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Malcolm Bell

eCommerce Disrupter

Inspirational Social Media Lesson from Death

Is the true power of social commerce more than we percieve? Malcolm will take you on a journey through the future of social media.

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Gemma Bulos

Gemma Bulos is an international award-winning social entrepreneur and musical activist.

How to Accidentally Change the World

Changing the world is not what you think. You don't need a billion dollars, a degree from Harvard, or any special talents. It starts with passion...

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Gerard J. Puccio, Ph.D.

Gerard is chair and professor of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, a unique academic department that offers the world’s only Master of Science degree in Creativity and Change Leadership.

Creativity as a Life Skill

In the face of a fast changing and increasingly more complex world, many argue that creativity and innovation are crucial 21st century skills. Unfortunately schools and organizations seem to be ill equipped to promote this critical skill. Discover what you can do to reclaim and sustain this life skill.

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Mary Davis Holt

Inspirational woman, career coach and speaker who uses stories from her 30 year tenure managing operations from the C-suite.

Break Your Own Rules

Rethink the rules you have in your head about how you manage your career: often our own unrecognized assumptions stop us from getting to the top. Learn from a master.

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Patrick Stanley

Patrick studies disruptive technology and entrepreneurship.

When Will the College Bubble Burst?

Is the four-year college the best way to educate today's youth in a rapidly changing job market? With private college tuition projected to reach 500k in 18 years, how can we create better alternatives for those who can't afford it?

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