“Chain Reaction” @ TEDxSanDiego 2014
Copley Symphony Hall San Diego
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
November 8, 2014
Interview with Mark Lovett, Organizer
Article by Cathy Breslaw
TED is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: “Ideas Worth Spreading”. On Saturday, November 8, 2014 the San Diego TEDx conference will be held at Copley Symphony Hall. TEDx, an off-shoot of global TED, is in its fifth year in San Diego and this year’s theme is Chain Reaction. Mark Lovett is this year’s organizer, and together with his program team and over 100 volunteers, is putting on an exciting event with a series of speakers and performances. Lovett brings more than 30 years of high tech business experience – including operations, marketing, IT and management to TEDX.
The Chain Reaction theme is based on the idea that through community, individual actions and ideas, we are all capable of bringing about positive growth and change in the world. TEDX is primarily partnering with Qualcomm, Sharp Health Plan and Hewlett Packard to put on this one-day set of events. TED’s original mission to bring people together from Technology, Entertainment and Design to talk and collaborate, has expanded to include scientists, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, writers, artists, musicians and more.
Venture capitalist and writer Greg Horowitt of the best selling book The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley, UCSD Astrophysicist Brian Keating, Co-Founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and best selling co-author of Getting to Yes, William Uri, and San Diego Symphony Special Project Director and Conductor, Nuvi Mehta are just a small selection of who attendees can expect to hear from the speaker series. Also people will hear from the group Opera Exposed!, San Diego Opera’s community engagement program designed to bring opera to communities who haven’t had the opportunity to experience it. Singers are undergraduates or recent graduates of local university music departments whose major area of study is voice or opera. Organizer Mark Lovett notes that the goal is for attendees to leave the event inspired – expanding on their perspective of the world and their place in it.
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