“I Am the City. Dream Me. Build Me. Make Me Real” will feature some of the region’s leading thinkers and innovators as they discuss the cities of our future and share big ideas about sustainable solutions and collaborative action.
The TEDx City2.0 conference in Baltimore will include a live stream from the TEDCity2.0 conference in New York as well as live, local Charm City speakers. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the Woman's Industrial Kitchen!
Confirmed speakers include:
Lawrence Brown- Lawrence Brown is founder of “You’re the Quarterback: Gameplan for Life.” By focusing on the football team narrative as an organizing tool, Lawrence helps men in central Baltimore neighborhoods plan and succeed in getting jobs and health insurance. Brown’s recently won a fellowship funded by the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
Carol Ott- Carol Ott is Director at Housing Policy Watch, a non-partisan advocacy and community outreach/education project whose mission is to promote safe and healthy housing throughout Maryland. Through continued outreach and education Carol is enabling residents to be strong advocates for their themselves, and their neighborhoods. She is also Founder and Editor at Baltimore Slumlord Watch, a blog created for city residents to discuss and share information on Baltimore’s many vacant and blighted properties.
Dan D’oca- Daniel D'Oca is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners, a New York-based architecture, planning, and research firm that has won many awards for its innovative projects. Daniel is one of the authors of “Arsenal of Exclusion: 101 Things that Open and Close the City”. The Arsenal of Exclusion / Inclusion is a book about 101 "weapons" that architects, planners, policy-makers, developers, real estate brokers, community activists and other urban agents use to restrict or promote access to the space of the city.
Eric Booker- Eric Booker, is the Assistant Commissioner for Code Enforcement – Inspections for Baltimore City’s Department of Housing and Community Development. In his present role as Assistant Commissioner for Code Enforcement – Inspections for Baltimore City’s Department of Housing and Community Development, Booker is responsible for the overall management and operation of Baltimore Housing's Code Enforcement Division. This office enforces the city's housing, zoning, building and related codes.
Michael Scott- Equity Matters, Inc. is primarily focused on promoting health equity through the elimination of the avertable death and disease and through the promotion of health in all policies. The organization is committed to eliminating health inequities by addressing their root causes. Which are social, political and economic in nature.
Susan Malone and Lendl Tellington - Susan Malone is the Executive Director of Wide Angle Youth Media, which provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Through quality after-school programming, in-school opportunities, summer workshops, community events, and an annual Youth Media Festival, Wide Angle supports young people making a difference through media.
Lendl Tellington is an award-winning film director with a life-long love for story telling. His documenttry and narrative films follow social injustice and the discordant journey of human nature. He produces cinematic campaigns as Creative Director of the experimental marketing agency, HyLo Labs. As an educator, Lendl provides youth with the knowledge to create social impact using digital media. Lendl is an alumnus of Wide Angle Youth Media and now redides in Philadelphia, PA.
Dave Troy - Dave Troy is CEO of 410Labs, a serial technology entrepreneur, and community builder. He has founded regional ISP and hosting provider ToadNet, developed Twittervision, open source voice-over-IP systems, among many other projects. To help grow the Baltimore creative community he founded Beehive Baltimore, Baltimore Angels and the TEDxMidAtlantic conferences. Dave was the first to visualize Twitter data and has used his work to reveal startling insights into Baltimore.
Session 1 - Redefining Citizen: 9am - 10:30am
AM Break: 10:30am - 11am
Session 2 - Reinventing Urban Experience: 11am - 12pm
Lunch break: 12pm - 1:30pm
Session 3 - Reimagining the City: 1:30pm - 3pm
PM Break: 3pm - 3:30pm
Session 4 - Redrawing Geographies: 3:30pm - 5pm