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Momentum Builds around First-Ever TEDxWallStreet event with Inclusion of Host and Four Additional Renown Speakers (Wall Street Journal: Market Watch)
March 26, 2012
NEW YORK, Mar 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --TEDxWallStreet to Celebrate the March 30th event by Ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange
The Organizers of TEDxWallStreet, a not-for-profit event, announce the host and final four speakers that will complete the already exciting line-up of speakers at this first-ever event. The conference will convene at the New York Stock Exchange on March 30th where ground-breaking thought leaders and innovators will present to 300 business, social and academic influencers, as well as a global audience via live webcast. The discussion will focus on “Redefining Success,” in a new age within the Wall Street community and beyond. To celebrate this event, organizers of TEDxWallStreet will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
Stephanie Mehta, executive editor at FORTUNE, will serve as the event’s host. Mehta directs technology, international and Washington coverage for the magazine, and contributes to its overall editorial direction, as well as its live events. She was recently recognized by the National Council for Research on Women as one of 30 leaders changing the world’s view of women and advancing women’s issues.
The four additional speakers that will participate include:
-- Doug Dachille, Co-Founder and CEO of First Principles Capital Management
-- David S. Rose, Founder of New York Angels and Associate Founder of Singularity U
-- Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder of ColorJar and Former CEO of Priceline YardSale
-- Rahaf Harfoush, Author and Digital Foresight and Innovation Strategist
These leaders in innovation complete the original speaker line-up of:
-- Alexa Von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest
-- Don Tapscott, Best-Selling Author, most recently of MacroWikinomics
-- Jeff Stewart, Founder and CEO of Lenddo
-- Jim Cramer, Host of CNBC’s Mad Money
-- Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, Creators and Performers of Witness Uganda: The Musical, Winner of the 2012 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater
-- Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst
-- Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Founder of Fuel Outdoor
-- Scott Shay, Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank
This event will be streamed live for free to the global TEDx audience via www.TEDxWallStreet.com . TEDxWallStreet is an independently organized TED event that was conceived to provide a single platform and a global stage for the brightest, most inspiring minds in and around the Wall Street community.
Newly announced partners of TEDxWallStreet include the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division, Props for Today, Hybrid Investment Management, Stonegate Capital Partners and Levy Lighting NYC. Click here to view more