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Cecile Andrews Profiled in Today’s Sentinel

CecileAndrews2Wallace Baine wrote about one of our speakers, Cecile Andrews, in today’s Santa Cruz Sentinel.

“People move to Santa Cruz every day, but when someone like Cecile Andrews moves here, well, it’s a telling reflection of the city’s reputation,” he wrote, going on to describe how the former college administrator and author has moved here from Seattle.

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And Now, the Rest of the 2015 Presenters

Music, poetry, and dance, all with Radical Collaboration

We’ve introduced you to 21 of our presenters, and we have three more to tell you about this week — Mark Heinlein, Tandy Beal, and Ryan Amador, all part of the amazing lineup for our all-day event on Friday, April 24.

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Trailblazers, All Three: Romero, Murray, Shah

On the topics of perspectives, storytelling, and the future of medicine

Three women. Three speakers. Three different ways of weaving the theme of Radical Collaboration at this year’s TEDxSantaCruz event, which takes place Friday.

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The Speaker Lineup for TEDxSantaCruz: 2015 Radical Collaboration

9:00 Welcome
9:30 Session 1: Getting There
Bruce Damer – Next:Space
Matt Beaudreau – It’s About To Get Uncomfortable: Education in America
Barbara Rogoff – It Starts At Home: Letting Children Collaborate
Ed Reed – There’s Nothing Wrong With You –Accompanied by Lucas Hahn
Bez Maxwell –  Stranger Than Friction: Living on the Radical Edge
Session 2: So Happy Together
Mark Heinlein –  Beautiful Music – Accompanied by Myles Forman
David Haussler –  The Human Genome: Collaboration Is The New Competition
Dan Costa – Kismet: When Your Subject Becomes Your Collaborator
Bansi Shah – The Future of Medicine: We’re Better Together
Cecile Andrews  – Can We Talk?

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Midtown Mingle

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TEDxSantaCruz Radical Collaboration Lunch Experience

We want our TEDxSantaCruz 2015 day-long event to go as smoothly as possible. For this, we have organized a lunchtime “Midtown Mingle” by partnering with eleven (11) restaurants near the Rio Theatre.

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A Tale of Two Radical Collaborations

Author and retired judge will join speaker lineup next week

Jim Tamm

James Tamm didn’t choose the title of his book to match the theme of this year’s TEDxSantaCruz event. And the organizers didn’t choose Tamm as one of its two-dozen speakers because of the title of his book.

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3 More Speakers Revealed

Community builder, Civinomics cofounder, musician/storyteller


With just a little over two weeks to go before TEDxSantaCruz: Radical Collaboration, the organizers have released the names of three more speakers who will grace the stage on April 24.

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