TEDx Fulbright 2014 Washington DC

2014-04-07 10.44.29This april I was asked to sing at the Fulbright TEDx event in Washington DC. Two years ago I played some songs at their 1st one in Boston and in this little time they had grown into an enormous happening, this time held in the US Chamber of Commerce building, located on historic Lafayette Square, mere steps away from the White House’s North Lawn. Speakers present in the building’s grand Hall of Flags, named for the banners of twelve great explorers of North America that hang within it, and its the site of important addresses by US and world leaders including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Rajiv Ghandi, Corazon Aquino, Anwar Sadat, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. They were expecting 500 participants and there was lifestream so that people from all over the world could join.

I got to DC on friday and went to the soundcheck. I could stay in the house of a Fulbrighter, Nicolas and it was super nice of him to host me. There was a really nice diner after the soundcheck were we could talk and find out what everybody has been working on. In general the Fulbright events are always amazing because everybody is very inspiring and connected. The next day

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Here the TEDxFulbright ’14 Speakers:
* Romain Lacombe, Democracy in the Age of Data, Head of Innovation for Etalab, the French Prime Minister’s Open Data Taskforce
* Laura Skandera Trombley, Board Member of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program and President of Pitzer College
* Massimiliano Versace, CEO, Neurala Inc., Boston, Director of Boston’s Neuromorphics Lab
* Lisa Dyson, CEO of Kiverdi, alternative fuel technology, Turning CO2 into Oil
* Michael Forster Rothbart, Boxing Outside the Think: creativity, photography, and seeing the world anew, Photojournalist
* Paola Santana, Lawyer & Entrepreneur, An Internet of Things, Matternet
* David Baker, New Minds, Gods, and Political Upheavals, Imagining a New World from the Education Revolution, Professor of Education and Sociology, Penn State University
* Arlene Birt, Sustainability: Made Visual, Visual Storyteller
* Marlene Stearns, The Rise of Women Entrepreneurial Leaders in Agriculture, Entrepreneur, 3Psourcing
* Jeremy Xido, Music and a Nation’s Fight for Freedom, Documentary Filmmaker
* Lennart Joos, Can Carbon Capture Curb Climate Change? Scientist, Ghent University, Belgium
* Rebecca Davis, Discovering YOU Matter, Youth empowerment programs in post-conflict areas, Rebecca Davis Dance Company
* Rush Doshi, Rediscovering Geography in a World of Technology, Defense Analyst, Long Term Strategy Group
* Danielle Cho, Cellist, Co-Founder of Sound Impact
* Santiago Garcia, Citizen, Government, and the Software In Between, yovoto.com.py
* Jennifer Welch, The Limits of Knowledge in a World of Limitless Knowledge, Nutrition and Information, the Committee of 100
* Vivienne Aerts, Jazz Singer and Songwriter, Berklee Global Jazz Institute