I love places and events relating to Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Philanthropy.
An invitation-only conference for media executives to share and discuss ways we might help the UN to achieve some its global goals.
The United Nations General Assembly convened a high-level meeting to discuss the global impact of information technology and social media.
This iconic conference showcases the latest whizzy gadgets and concepts from aspiring startups in search of greater funding. I love attending, because it gives a real sense of the pulse of the startup community.
I was honored to be included as a media leader at this conference, hosted by Sergio Fernandez de Cordova and the Pvblic Foundation, in which we all brainstormed ways our organizations might be able to help the UN to achieve some of its global goals.
As part of TEDxBeaconStreet2014, Janet and I visited a nearby observatory. The telescope was cool, but my personal favorite was the life-size remote-controlled R2D2.
Organized by two people from the TED Conferences team, this event offered interesting insight to what the creators of TED envision for the "independent" TEDx series.
I took a week-long course in executive development, run by professional hostage negotiator George Kohlrieser. Held in São Paulo, Brazil, this course is one of the certificate programs offered by the IMD Business School, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
At TED2014, one of the speakers couldn't fly to Vancouver because he has a felony criminal record... so they hosted him via livestream from the TED Conferences main office. I was fortunate to be in the small group of community members who were invited to watch.
In 2014 I secured a license to privately screen a simulcast of the TED Conference from Vancouver, in my home. Here are a few highlights:
This year, Janet and I were proud to support a charity we hadn't heard of before... giving toys to sick children who have extended hospital stays, the Starlight Children's Foundation melted our hearts. We gladly contributed to their mission, and while it's sad that...
After making a connection through one of my partners in TEDxFultonStreet, we were invited to one of the runway shows at the industry-only Nolcha Fashion Week in NYC. Fun, my first time at an actual "catwalk"! [gallery columns="4" size="medium"...
In the EcoSocChamber (Economic and Social Council) of the United Nations, I was fortunate enough to participate in an important meeting about how to maintain the overall health of our world's oceans. Keynotes included President Tommy Remengesau of Palau and talk show...
Each year, the TED Conference hosts a small invite-only event in NYC, for members of the community to vote on a short list of presenters who might get invited to speak on the main stage for that year’s conference. I was proud to attend in 2013.
TED hosted an unusual event in New York City, relating to urban planning. It was only open to members of the TED Community, so I was thrilled to attend. Couldn't resist getting someone to snap a pic of me on the stage after the event, with the big logo.
I love supporting this organization because in addition to helping artists financially, they also provide guidance and connections to help grow and establish careers.
Each year, the TED Conference hosts a small invite-only event in NYC, for members of the community to vote on a short list of presenters who might get invited to speak on the main stage for that year's conference. I was proud to attend in 2012.
TEDxEast 2012 was one of the best independently-organized events in the TED franchise that I've ever attended.