TEDxFenway: The Ecology of a Great City

Eleven inspiring talks, sculpture-making and drawing activities, and a breathtaking dance performance created a memorable first TEDxFenway on April 24, 2013. The inaugural TEDx event was held at Northeastern University’s Fenway Center, and was sponsored by the Fenway Alliance in partnership with Northeastern University, Commonwealth Financial Group, Audio Concepts, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum.

Below is a list of speakers who participated in TEDxFenway:

Linda Nathan, Executive Director, Center for Arts in Education at Boston Arts Academy and Founding Headmaster, Boston Arts Academy

Why Art Matters

Tamara Roy, Senior Associate Principal, and B.K. Boley, Principal, ADD Inc

The Expressive City

Richard O’Bryant, Director, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University

Recommendations for Boston’s Next Mayor

Kathryn Duff, Founder of studio2sustain

 Anatomy of Creativity

Susan Israel, Founder of Energy Necklace Project

Habitats of the Emerald Necklace: Ecology, Creativity, and Community

A Far Cry, Self-conducted Chamber Orchestra

Our Musical Republic: Maximizing Creative Collaboration Within a Leaderless Ensemble

Tony Woodcock, President, New England Conservatory

Music, Marilyn Monroe and the Upside Down World of Piccolos

George Thrush, Director, School of Architecture, Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design

Shaping the Contested Metropolis

Deborah Gilburg, Principal at Gilburg Leadership Inc. and Practitioner at World Café

World Café: An Answer to HOW we Engage Stakeholders in Creating Thriving Ecologies in our Communities

Carmen Pola, Mission Hill Community Organizer and Founder, Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project

The Mission Hill Senior Legacy Project: Fixing the Chain

John Yemma, Editor, The Christian Science Monitor

The Power of a Million Eyes

Photos of the speakers and activities from TEDxFenway, courtesy of Lana Citowsky and Fay/Foto Boston, are available at TEDxFenway Photos, and videos of the speakers are available, as well, at TEDxFenway Videos.

To learn more about TEDxFenway, please check it out at www.tedxfenway.com.