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Vicky DeRosa is a mind, body, and spirit expert. Her career in health began after she was diagnosed with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, a genetic disease that causes blindness. Soon after she realized that her hobby of helping people with their health was her real purpose. As the Founder & CEO of V Well Health, Vicky now dedicates her life to coaching people on how to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. She spends most of her time working with people suffering from chronic disease and has found true meaning in helping people achieve the best lives they can.


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All Design is Experience Design

For the past fifteen years, artist and architect Abraham Burickson has been working with artists of all kinds to create day-long, week-long, even month-long performances for one person audiences. To create the experiences, which are transformative and overtake all aspects of the audience's life, Burickson and his collaborators begin with a fundamental provocation: all art and design–from architecture to graphics, playwriting to novel writing, painting to performance art–is experience design. What results is a radically different approach to creativity that forces audiences and artists into a deep, relational, and ultimately transformative embrace.


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The Future of Democracy

Democracy first emerged in Ancient Athens when a war among aristocrats reached a point of desperation. Power ended up in the hands of the people, and centuries of prosperity followed. There's more to that story, but many of us in New York, and around the world today find ourselves asking, "What is the future of our democracy?"


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Life takes grit. From the smallest organisms surviving in the void of space to the bravest children growing up in abject poverty... from the boxing ring to the surgical table and back, the tenacity of life is unassailable! TEDxGramercy brings together a group of leading thinkers and doers across fields for a riveting journey to explore grit. What is this resiliency within us all? Does it know limits, or are the possibilities truly unbound?


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Innovation Everything

Have we overlooked Creativity? Can social entrepreneurs change the world? Is college worth it? Will plastic pollution in our oceans deliver a final blow to our ecosystem? TEDx returns to Gramercy with a new set of questions and riveting ideas to share with you.


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Upgrade Our World

TEDx is making its debut in Gramercy, New York City. Six speakers present their take on how “old ways” can move seamlessly into the realm of our digital new world.