For the second year in a row, Scarsdale will host a TEDx event, featuring a dynamic lineup of accomplished speakers: Paul Feiner, Genevieve Piturro, Rob Kissner, and Neil Roth, and Elza Erkip. TEDxScarsdale welcomes community residents of all ages. Come join us for TEDxScarsdale 2020 to listen to ideas worth spreading!
TEDxScarsdale 2020 will be held at the Scarsdale High School Learning Commons on March 28th, 2020, from 1-3 pm.
THIS YEAR'S SPEAKERS:
Elza Erkip is a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Dr. Erkip has received many awards for her exceptional research, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society WICE Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016. Dr. Erkip received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She has published research in information theory, communication theory, and wireless communications. Dr. Erkip is a distinguished lecturer at the IEEE, and she has given many talks at NYU, the US, and many other locations around the world.
"A Day in the Life: Chief Risk Officers"
Bradford Hu has been the Chief Risk Officer of Citigroup since 2013. Brad has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, holding leadership positions at many banks in both the United States and Asia, including Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and Wells Fargo.
"The Cellphone: A Sketchbook"
Viktor Koen is an award-winning illustrator, educator, designer, and TED speaker whose artistic works are regularly featured in national and international books and publications from Rolling Stone to ESPN. Koen’s passion for art drives him to teach others about his motives and inspire people each and every day with his wild creations and compelling speeches.
"The Future of Free Speech"
Suzanne Nossel (SHS class of '87!) is a human rights and free speech activist who currently serves as the Executive Director of PEN America. She has played a leading role in the U.N. Human Rights Council to initiate groundbreaking human rights advances in the Middle East. She has also served as the Executive Director of Amnesty International and the Chief Operating Officer of the Human Rights Watch.
Paul Feiner is currently serving his 29th year as Greenburgh Town Supervisor. He is the longest-serving Town Supervisor in Greenburgh history and previously served as a member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators for eight years. Greenburgh is the largest town in Westchester County. Feiner, a graduate of Scarsdale High School, also graduated from Fordham University Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and received his JD Degree from St. John's University School of Law. Feiner is also an Adjunct Professor of Local & State government at Westchester Community College and he hosts a weekly radio program on WVOX radio in New Rochelle. He is known for his constituent services- continues to make housecalls to residents who have government-related problems.
Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive until she dramatically changed the direction of her life. She found her true purpose when a sudden voice inside her head challenged her life as she knew it. In 2001, she founded the hugely successful national
non-profit, Pajama Program, when a six-year-old girl’s question changed her life forever and she jumped off the corporate ladder! Almost twenty years later, Genevieve’s Pajama Program has delivered 7 MILLION magical gifts of new pajamas and new books to children throughout the US.
Genevieve is a professional speaker and consultant, sharing life and leadership lessons she learned through her Pajama Program journey. Her first book will be released in August 2020.
She has been interviewed on and in many local and national media outlets including OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Parenting Magazine. Genevieve rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016. She has been the recipient of many local and national awards as she inspires others to listen to their heart-voice in pursuing their passions. Genevieve lives in Irvington, NY with her
husband, Demo DiMartile.
Rob Kissner is the Founder & President of The Digital Arts Experience, whose mission is to provide kids and teens in the community with access and exposure to the world of creative technology in a fun and safe environment. Created in 2012, The Digital Arts Experience provides programming to hundreds of local kids and teens in their Scarsdale location and in schools & libraries all over Westchester and Southern Connecticut. Rob is also a professor of Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking at Iona College's Hynes Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
WHAT ARE TED TALKS?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.
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The TEDxScarsdale Team