Featuring a line-up of intellectual leaders, pioneers and innovators from multiple professions, TEDxNapaValley’s March 2014 theme — "Going Against the Grain; Embracing the Unconventional" — is designed to spark conversation and insight debate about when and why we should ignore the status quo. Sometimes a venture into uncharted territory is fueled by a hardship that must be overcome. Other times, it’s driven by a vision — a conviction to take goals and dreams to the next level.
The 2014 event will include live speakers and performers with breaks where food for lunch and refreshments will be served. Following the event, there will be a wine and beer reception in the spacious Paul Ash Lobby and terrace (weather permitting).
Confirmed Speakers include
Cliff Beach - Funk Music Artist
Garrett Fisher - Founder & Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Innovation
Amy Jo Goddard - Sexual Empowerment Coach
Nelson Guda - Photographer & Artist at Studio of Nelson Guda
Ruby Bridges Hall - American Activist
Kriti Lall - Junior at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California
Cat Lincoln & Kristy Sammis - Founders at Clever Girls Collective
Pete McDaniel - Author & Member of the African American Golf Hall of Fame
Seval Oz - Senior New Business Development Manager at Google Inc
Darryle Pollack - Writer, Speaker, Co-Founder of WHOA! Network
Priyanka Potdar - Senior at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, California
Calvin Sanders - Justin Siena HS
Join us on the evening before the conference for an intimate Speaker Dinner at the Kitchen Door Restaurant. Get to meet the speakers in a one on one environment and enjoy fantastic food created by Chef Todd Humphries and his team paired with great Napa Valley wines from Clos du Val.
In the spirit of TED, TEDxNapaValley hosts an annual speakers conference showcasing the brilliance and spirit of community leaders, innovators, and creatives.