What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSJFC, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSJFC event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Want to help out?

Our speaker list is full but we are open to any contributions from the community that will help make the night a success.

If you are a performer of any kind or wish to donate any time or materials email us at TEDxSJFC@gmail.com

2011 speakers

Tom Proietti

Media professor at Saint John Fisher College (SJFC) and Monroe Community College (MCC), Tom is a former advertising and cable TV executive and was the Vice President of Marketing and Programming at Time Warner Communications - Greater Rochester. He is a founder of the Communication/Journalism Department at SJFC and continues as a Visiting Scholar in New Media. He is a founding member of The Little Theatre Film Society and currently Vice President of the Board of Directors. You can also find him as a monthly commentator on WXXI's 1370-Connection with Bob Smith.

Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd is currently a faculty member and Interim Director of Interns at the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo. Robert has had numerous careers in the past 30 years. Most recently Mr. Boyd was the Executive Director of the South Wedge Planning Committee and contributed to the development of the South Wedge. That role was a change from 25 years with HSBC Bank and corporate America. In each role he reinvented himself and approached it with enthusiasm and passion. He recently was named a Healthy Hero by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation for his work with community gardens and farmers markets.

Chris Hartman

HeadwaterFoods, the organizaton behind The Good Food Collective, is a collaborative food project born out of the work that Chris Hartman, co-founder and original manager of the South Wedge Farmers' Market, and local farmers have been doing to make more effective and affordable connections between local farms and Rochester consumers. Chris' efforts represent a step towards a more efficient and convenient local food system and a way for Rochester to build a more durable and ecologically sound economy around food.

Katrina Rex

Katrina Rex is the Healthy Blocks Program Manager at NeighborWorks® Rochester in Rochester, New York. Healthy Blocks is a market-based revitalization strategy that aims to raise housing values, increase community pride and strengthen civic involvement. Since 2005, the program has grown from 60 homes in a single neighborhood to over 1,000 homes in three city neighborhoods. The staff for neighborhood outreach has grown four-fold, from a single part time position to the current full-time program manager and full-time outreach person.

Rebecca Priest

Rebecca is Eden Mentor and Guide at St. John's Home in Rochester who specializes in elder care. Under the St. John's Home Greenhouse Project, they are bringing elders back to their hometown throughout the greater Rochester area. St. John's Home embraces the Eden philosophy in caring for elders. Central to everything they do is the Eden mission to nurture life with vibrant, caring, life-affirming relationships and to create a resident-centered community.