TEDxBoston

Planetary Stewardship

Sun & Mon, Nov 13-14th  |  Boston, MA

 

Join us in-person for our inaugural Planetary Stewardship Event that will elevate transformative ideas on climate and establish Boston as a hub for driving powerful ideas toward global climate and sustainability solutions. 

Timed to align with the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, this 2-day event is designed to spotlight actionable ideas for human activity to achieve a sustainable relationship with the planet’s natural systems. 100 talks from a broad range of experts will explore how research and scaling of technologies and practices can bring us closer toward planetary stewardship goals.

The talks will take place at 5 anchor sites across historic Boston (New England Aquarium, GBH, MIT Media Lab, The ‘Quin House, Codman Academy).

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Register

HERE is the link to register for events with open registration. 

 


 

Schedule

HERE is the full-resolution Schedule with Talk Titles (PDF). 

 

 

HERE is the full-resolution Schedule with Talk Titles (PDF). 

 

Venues

Sun, Nov 13th, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Talks @ MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139

HERE is the link to register on Eventbrite and HERE is the Speaker schedule. Public transit is best. HERE are a few parking options.

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Sun, Nov 13th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Talks @ GBH Studio at Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

HERE is the link to register on Eventbrite and HERE is the Speaker schedule. Public transit is best. HERE are a few parking options.

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Sun, Nov 13th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Talks @ The ‘Quin House
217 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Curated audience by invite. HERE is the Speaker schedule. Public transit is best. HERE are a few parking options.

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Sun, Nov 13th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Action Dialogue Opening Dinner
217 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Curated by invite. Public transit is best. HERE are a few parking options.

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Mon, Nov 14th, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Talks @ New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

HERE is the link to register on Eventbrite and HERE is the Speaker schedule.

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Mon, Nov 14th, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Talks @ Codman Academy
637 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02124

Curated by invite. HERE is the Speaker schedule. Shawmut Red-Line Station is ~7 min walk. On-street parking around the school. 

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Mon, Nov 14th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Action Dialogue @ Andrew Mansion
32 Hereford St, Boston, MA 02115

Curated audience by invite. HERE is the Speaker schedule. Public transit is best. HERE are a few parking options.

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Mon, Nov 14th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Action Dialogue Closing Dinner
217 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Curated by invite. Public transit is best. HERE are a few parking options.

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Speakers

 

Alexander More

Associate Professor of Environmental Health & Chair/Director, Climate Change & Public Health.

Brewster Shaw

Former Astronaut @ NASA, Pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia

Cully Cavness

Co-Founder, President & COO Of Crusoe Energy Systems LLC

Dean Kamen

Inventor & Founder, DEKA Research & Development

Deblina Sarkar

Assistant Professor; Founder and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research lab @MIT

Desriee Plata

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering @MIT

Greg Kats

Founder & CEO, Smart Surfaces Coalition

Greg Watson

Director of Policy and Systems Design @Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Heidi Bialk

Vice President of Global Product Safety and Green Chemistry @The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Ken Pucker

Senior Lecturer at Tufts Fletcher School and ex COO of Timberland

Kongjian Yu

Professor, Graduate School of Landscape Architecture; President & Principal @Peking & Turenscape

Laurel Jackson

Education for Global Citizenship, Children's Media and Literature, Social justice

Leah Penniman

Co-Founder Soul Fire Farm, Author Farming While Black

Lejjy Gafour

Biotechnology Startups & Investment At Cult Food Science

Maya Dutta

Forestmaker & Environmental Advocate @ Bio4Climate

Neil Hunt

18 Year Chief Product Officer, Netflix; Chief Product Officer, Vibrant Planet

Pablos Holman

Partner at Deep Future, Hacker, Inventor, & Entrepreneur

Peter Minor

Director of Science and Innovation, Carbon180

Sora Kim

Professor, Life and Environmental Sciences At The University of California Merced

Tu David Phu

Top Chef Alumnus, Story Teller, Vietnamese Diaspora

Yuly Fuentes

MIT the future of Fabrics – Advisor Closed Loop Partners

Organizing Team