May 9 2013
Today from Noon to 4pm, Milwaukee will hold its first ever TEDx event in the diverse neighborhood of Harmabee, which means "all pull together."
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
Every TEDx usually has a central theme for the speakers and presenters. TEDxHarambee's theme is S.T.E.A.M.(Science, Technology, Egineering, Arts, Music) which is an extenstion of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational model.
STEAM builds on the work of a growing number of scientists, engineers, and technologists who understand the value in meeting people and communities where they are and by engaging them through the arts. The STEAM model is a lens through which a variety of issues can be viewed, and it is a jumping-off point for conversation, action, and solutions.
TEDxHarambee will feature 10 speakers including:
Jasmine Alinder: Associate Professor of History (specializing in Art History), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Joe Du Fore: Director of Digital Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College
Emmanuel Pratt: Emmanuel is Sweet Water Foundation’s founding Executive Director.
Dara Larson: Larson is a Professor of Art and Chairperson of the Aesthetic Engagement Department at Alverno College.
Reginald Baylor: Reginald Baylor begin exhibiting his art in the late 90s. During that time, he also drove commercial truck driver. Since receiving a residency in 2007, Reginald has been fully dedicated to art, working from his studio in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
Sherri Dodd: Sherri Dodd is the Director of Educational Technology at Milwaukee Montessori School where she strives to continuously strengthen and deepen the integration of technology across the curriculum.
Nathaniel Stern: Nathaniel Stern and Ilya Avdeev co-teach a class which brings together artists, designers, and various types of engineers and architects, in interdisciplinary student teams, who solve design, engineering, and health care problems posed by local industry partners.
Michael Lovell: Michael Lovell is an engineer, educator and administrator. He was named the 8th chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by the UW System Board of Regents in April 2011.
Jim McCarthy: While leading projects at Bell Laboratories, The Whitewater Group, and Microsoft, Jim McCarthy saw there was a better way to build products by focusing on the team. He led the creation one of the great Microsoft teams, the Visual C++ team.
Linda Keane: Linda Keane, AIA, artist, architect and academic, is passionate about greening public imagination. She combines a regenerative architecture practice with creative media projects, critical writings and public workshops collaborating with the public in creation of transformative learning experiences and environments.
Even though the event is full, you can stream the entire event live today from Noon to 4pm. If you are not a fan of viewing by yourself on a computer, Bucketworks (706 South 5th Street, doors open at 11:30am) and the Hudson Business Lounge will be hosting viewing parties.
There will also be a post-networking event at the Turner Hall Restaurant from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.