Announcing TEDxBocaRaton - Innovation: Reinventing Yourself

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Announcing TEDxBocaRaton, Themed Innovation: Reinventing Yourself


"Our TEDxBocaRaton Organizer, serial entrepreneur and MIT graduate - Erik Mintz is taking his knowledge, network, and passion to spearhead a high-caliber series of speakers sure to make TEDxBocaRaton an acclaimed experience."

TEDxBocaRaton has announced its plans for the next annual regional conference, a TED-like event themed “Innovation: Reinventing Yourself,” featuring 14 expert speakers, set for Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Florida Atlantic University, Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Erik Mintz, TEDxBocaRaton Organizer is taking his knowledge, network, and passion to spearhead a high-caliber series of speakers sure to make TEDxBocaRaton an acclaimed experience. Tickets are $100 per person to include admission, food/beverage and are available at

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The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, presents a program of discussions, demonstrations, and performances by leading thinkers, innovators, artists, philosophers and entertainers from diverse fields such as technology, the arts, ecology, education and more.
Our speakers include:

  •     Bridget Akinc, CEO of Building Impact, a non-for-profit strengthening communities

        since 2004.

  •     Raichelle Aniceto, MIT Space Telecommunications, Ph.D Research on the

        development of optical communications systems is sponsored by Facebook
        Connectivity Lab.

  •     Kathrik Bala, CEO Velan Ventures, developed Guitar Hero and Skylanders.
  •     Bubli Dandiya, Founder of Turtle River Montessori, dedicated educator of over 24


  •     Dr. Lena Dobson, President of ScandicNeuro Corp, dedicated to neuropsychology

        research on an international and domestic level.

  •     CeCe Espeut, Professional photographer and advocate for civil rights restoration of

        former inmates.

  •     Geoff Haynes, President of Ra Power Pro, a serial entrepreneur and product


  •     Jason Jay, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of

        Sustainability Initiative.

  •     Sreenivas Koka, interim Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA and a Clinical Professor

        in Advanced Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University.

  •     Dave Markert, leader, innovator, entrepreneur, engineer, and former instructor at


  •     Christina Nicholson, Former TV reporter & anchor, now CEO of Media Maven:

        Guru on all things media.

  •     John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium, over 25 years pursuing the mission to

        conserve the worlds aquatic treasures.

  •     Roberto Rigobon, Professor of Applied Economics at the Sloan School of

        Management, MIT.

  •     Patricia R. Sigman, 25 years practicing Employment Law, featured #1 “Best of the Bar”

        in Orlando’s Business Journal.

  •     Kathryn Edmunds, American academic, activist. Collegiate Servant Lead of the Year.

        Host for the event.

CBS Channel 12 is our Presenting Partner.
TED was founded in 1984; the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual TED conference brings together some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx where x=independently organized.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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