SAN FRANCISCO — TEDxPeacePlaza is a new TEDx event taking place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pa’ina Lounge, 1865 Post St. (between Webster and Fillmore) in San Francisco’s Japantown.
“Seemingly intractable problems. Surprisingly ingenious solutions. In a world full of inequality, conflict, and hardships, there are remarkable examples of what actually can be done,” said Glenn Fajardo, co-curator of the event. “What innovations are possible that can help create a world that we want to live in? The theme of the first TEDxPeacePlaza is ‘What’s Possible,’ which can be interpreted as both a bold statement and an inviting question.”
Scheduled speakers are:
• David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
• Lateefah Simon, Director of California’s Future Program at the Rosenberg Foundation
• Jon Osaki, executive director of the Japanese Community Youth Council
• Nwe Oo, CEO of Weaving Through Change (helping refugee women from Burma preserve their tradition while creating economic opportunity)
• Tulio Cardozo, founder of Collaborative Benefit (helping the formerly incarcerated get hired)
• Katherine Woo, vice president of product at Kiva
• Gary Chou, Venture for America
• Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan, co-founders of Rice Paper Scissors (pop-up Vietnamese street food)
• Mark Baugh-Sasaki, sculptor and photographer (exploring the link between the natural world and industrial world)
A performance will be given by singer/songwriter Goh Nakamura. Admission to the event includes lunch.
For tickets, go to http://tedxpeaceplaza.eventbrite.com.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where “x” means independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized, subject to certain rules and regulations.
Event team: Candice Dayoan, social media chair; Casey Ikeda; Glenn Fajardo, co-curator, speakers co-chair; Grace Keh, director of events; Haruka Roudebush; Jen Low, speakers team member; Karynn Ikeda; Keith Kamisugi, curator and licensee; Lisa Lee, advisor; Mike Kwan – speakers co-chair; Rebecca Lee, speakers team member; Susan Outlaw, co-curator, sponsorship chair