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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?
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
Session 3: Story Time
Sarah Jane Murray – Write and Wrong
Flora Lu – Amazonian Imaginaries
Barry Sinervo – Coming Soon To A Neighborhood Near You: The 6th Mass Extinction
David Dennis – Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Elizabeth Murray – The Wild Garden
Ben Doerr – St. Paul De Vence – Musical Performance
Session 4: Perspective
Helen Mayer & Newton Harrison  – A Counterforce on the Horizon
Tandy Beal  – Heisenberg’s Principle – Dance Performance – with Music by Jon Scoville
Christy Hutton – Playing To Our Strengths
Brenda Romero – The Other Tax
Ryan Amador – Define Me – Musical Performance
Session 5: How
Jim Tamm  – Living In The Green Zone
Robert Singleton – CrowdSourcing Democracy
Bruce Damer –  In the Beginning