TEDxAlbany 2016 speakers lineup, and tickets are now available

TEDxAlbany logo skyline capitolThe lineup is out for this year's TEDxAlbany, which is December 1 at Overit in Albany.

This topics for this year's talks range from social justice, to erotic intelligence, to historic buildings, to doing things you hate, to artificial intelligence. The lineup of speakers posted as of today is after the jump.

TEDxAlbany is the locally-organized version of the popular TED talks series. Overit hosts the event at a studio in its converted church building on New Scotland Ave.

Tickets are now available. They're $75 and include breakfast and lunch. There's a limited number, and the event has filled up quickly the last few years.

Speakers

ROSA CLEMENTE - "Trying to Stop Our Blackness, How Latinx folks became Black"

MAL HARRISON (MS. M. FROM THE MUSEUM OF SEX) - "The Importance of Erotic Intelligence"

RIC ORLANDO -"Chefs as Addicts: Why Being Addicted to Work Could Be a Good Thing"

ADAM SIEMIGINOWSKI - "Creating Community Spaces out of Historic Buildings"

CRISTIN STEDING - "Do Things You Hate"

JAQI COHEN

DIANE CAMERON - "Never Leave Your Dead - A True Story of War Trauma, Murder, and Madness"

JOHN SHEEHAN - "NY Can Save Two Struggling Towns by Doing Nothing"

NITZAN HERMON - "AI & Design"

SAM NECRASON - "I am not an iconoclast, but freedom might not make us happy."

PHILIP KIM - "Chase One Rabbit: The Power of Small Wins"

JOHN VAVALO

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience in Albany City Hall once a month in which... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to that transitional weekend when we go from falling leaves to holiday lights. This is also the last weekend before the holiday craziness sets... (more)

Morning Blend

Trial in the death of Noel Alkaramla Update: The jury returned Friday and found Oquendo guilty on all counts, including second-degree murder. [TU] The jury... (more)

Today's moment of architecture

Architecture moods around West Capitol Park Thursday night: The Capitol: LOOK AT ME! The Smith Building: I just want to efficiently finish this file and... (more)

The Regrettes at The Low Beat

Garage rock band The Regrettes are set to play a show at The Low Beat December 6. Tickets are $10 and available online. The band's... (more)

Recent Comments

My grandmother has Alzheimers and sometimes comes to stay with us in Troy. Last week the absolutely highlight of her day was seeing the hundreds of crows that came streaming by the window at our apartment. I watched her go from completely unresponsive to engaged... stringing questions together and returning to her old joyful self for the half hour she watched those birds was enough to endear crows to me forever.

If you see someone running around throwing bird seed in Riverfront Park yelling "COME ON DOWN, BIRD FRIENDS!", it's me.

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 1 comment, most recently from Julie

A few more details about the proposed mixed-use development near St. Peter's hospital

...has 19 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Nov 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from Summer

Today's moment of architecture

...has 3 comments, most recently from -B

The ethics of dropping your dog's poop in a neighbor's garbage can

...has 38 comments, most recently from Howz