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Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Passionate about discovering and sharing ideas worth spreading with New York and beyond! Our 1st event happens August 4th 2013 at the Bohemian Benevolent Society in Manhattan. Join us! 

Speakers include:


Here is a list of just some of our speakers and team! It will be regularly updated!

Sara Beth Allen is a coordinator for TEDxUpperEastSide. Obsessed with all aspects of branding, Sara has worked with numerous brands including the White House, Warby Parker, Heineken, MTV, and the Discovery Channel. In her spare time Sara is a yoga teacher and an avid photographer. View her personal work here: http://www.saraballen.com

Drop her a line with questions at: tedxuppereastside@gmail.com 


We are thrilled to announce author Lorna Kelly will be joining us. Lorna has worked extensively as a humanitarian in India with people from all walks of life. In the Manhattan art scene, she served as Sotheby’s first female art auctioneer. You can find Lorna in the Sex and the City movie! http://www.lornakelly.com/

Stefany Cohen will be joining us from Panama. She is a Presentation Coach and helps entrepreneurs share their ideas with the world through powerful presentations. Her latest project, Epicentro150, is a platform that will promote & connect entrepreneurs in Latinamerica. The goal is to create positive impact through new businesses. http://www.epicentro150.com/


Richard Dedor is another awesome speaker we’re looking forward to. He is the author of Anything is Possible and a former candidate for public office, who now writes and speaks on the topics of leadership, business, team management and social media marketing. http://www.richarddedor.com


Croix Sather will be joining us to discuss running across America. Croix is an internationally known author and inspirational speaker in the field of personal transformation and the psychology of success. Croix’s accomplishments set the standard for living a life by design. He is most well known for his 2011 RUN ACROSS AMERICA inspirational speaking tour and as the author of Dream Big Act Big and BetterBody BetterLife. http://www.croixsather.com 


 At only 23 years old, Jairek was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal from the United States Congress. By 25, he became and international phenom by developing a revolutionary approach to accelerating results for businesses in different industries. Today, the 28-year old is unlocking secrets for maximizing employee performance and organizational success (and he’s just getting started).http://www.jairekrobbins.com/

Davis Mallory is a music industry specialist with AstralWerks records. He will share with us what it takes to promote music in 2013. Mallory starred in MTV’s the Real World. Currently, he speaks to college students about business and relationships. 

We are thrilled to announce our DJ! Mary Nichols (a.k.a. DJ Fusion) is a radio, mixtape & club DJ, independent music industry consultant, speaker and writer with a passion for both independent and mainstream music of the African Diaspora (Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, etc..

In 1998, she founded the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast, a clean, radio friendly mixshow that has gone global, spreading to over 25 national and international FM and internet radio stations.

Dada Nabhaniilananda, also known as The Monk Dude, is originally from New Zealand. He has been a yoga monk and meditation teacher since 1979. Author of ‘Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind - a Practical Guide to Spiritual Meditation’ and winner of eight international song writing awards, his unique talents have brought him invitations from all over the world. Dada currently lives in Los Altos Hills, California where he runs the Ananda Marga meditation center and teaches a course in Meditation at UC Berkeley, California. www.themonkdude.com

Courtney O’Connell is the Associate Director for Leadership and Training at Rutgers University. On any given day you can find her dreaming up new initiatives, learning new technology to play with, and meeting with students/colleagues with the ultimate goal in mind of empowering those around her to dream big, think different and change the world around them.

Most notably she envisioned and served as project manager on The Big Ideas in Higher Education Conference, and co-founded The Jersey Alliance. She has been recognized for her entrepreneurial efforts as a 99% Conference Fellow for 2013, and in 2011 she was inducted into the prestigious ACPA honor society with the Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional award.  She plans to dedicate her career to changing the way educators learn and grow, in hopes that if we combine our expertise in student learning and development with expertise from various industries and forms of inspiration we can come up with innovative solutions to the problems we currently face in education. http://www.courtoconnell.com/

Sid is our resident hyperpolyglot. He grew up in Brazil and after some journeying around the world, he now lives an exciting life in New York where he works as a Sugar Trader. 

Teaching has always been one of his passions and he has led groups of young leaders since 2006. He has given workshops, talks and classes in 3 different continents and is currently a Master Teacher in Skillshare where he teaches classes on nurturing happiness and learning foreign languages. 
 Sid is also the founder of I Embrace You (formerly called Hug Don’t Hate), based in Boston. After presiding over the organization and leading over 100 volunteers annually, he was recognized with the top leadership award in his graduating class at Boston University. He also holds an MBA from Purdue University and from Leibniz Universität. http://guywiththesmile.com

Are you ready to talk about relationships? Alexandra Redcay is the executive director for IBASHO which is an organization that provides trainings, research and program evaluation services for human service agencies. Alexandra has over 18 years of direct practice, management, and training experience working in mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, juvenile justice, and education systems.  She is an expert consultant in establishing healthy relationships. http://ibasho.webs.com/coaching

Heather Hansen O’Neill is an award winning speaker, author, and Fear to Fire expert presenting to associations and corporations on team building, productivity, and joyful living. Heather loves to help people get Fired Up to connect deeper and live more authentic and joyful lives with her keynotes and original program called Adventure to Connection- a revolutionary way to network.  Her books include Find Your Fire at Forty: Creating a Joyful Life During the Age of Discontent and the soon to be released Teams on Fire!

Prashanth is a 15-year-old sustainability activist, speaker and writer. As the  Founder/CEO of Unheard Voices, an organization that empowers youth to fight for a sustainable future, Prashanth is working to redefine sustainability in the Millennial Generation as more than just environmental stability. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post and GOOD as well as several well respected sustainability blogs. He has been featured on Democracy Democracy Now, Fox News, the Detroit Times and has been named Michigan’s 2012 Green Leader. http://www.prashanthramakrishna.wordpress.com/
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Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, 10028

Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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