Event Program Guide Released

Full Agenda Announced

With TEDxGowanus a little over a week away, you can now see our full line-up of speakers and performances here.  

In addition to previously announced presenters, TEDxGowanus will also be bringing NYC Council Member Brad Lander, Natalie Loney from the EPA, and a performance by Blind Ear Music.

And we're thrilled to announce that the Coney Island River Rats will be executing a Live Dive of the Gowanus Canal!

No Tickets? No Problem! We are broadcasting LIVE all day onJanuary 26th starting at 12:15p at www.tedxgowanus.com!

SESSION 1: ORIGINS, 12:15—1:45pm

Joseph AlexiouThe most important swamp in American history

T.M. RivesWhat the sale of Manhattan doesn't tell us about Native Americans

Marlene DonnellyThe Case for Gowanus: National Registry of Historic Places

Andrew GustafsonWhy the Baseball Hall of Fame Belongs in Brooklyn

Kate OrffRebuilding eco-infrastructure: Marine Gardening with Blue Mussels

Proteus GowanusCollaborative Art and Historical Inspiration

Joselin LinderStopping a genetic disorder in its fourth generation


 Break 2:00—3:00


SESSION 2: IMMERSED, 3:00—4:40pm

Coney Island River RatsWhat does it take to dive a toxic site?

Ate AtemaStreet Creeks: A Call to Action

Natalie Loney, Inside a New York City Superfund

Monica ByrneChanging the Disaster Relief Paradigm

Calloway's SalonA delicious romp through debauchery and laughter with a tune or two

Rachel FershleiserWhy I <3 the Bookternet

Reggie OsséHip Hop: From Counter Culture To Popular Culture


Dinner Break 4:45—6:15



Leah SelimFood is more than culture, it's diplomacy

Pete RahoBringing back the American manufacturing sector

Councilmember Brad LanderDemocracy in Local Budgeting

Susannah DrakeDesigning a Sponge Park

Eymund DiegelUnearthing the Ghost Streams of Gowanus's past

Ed WoodhamPublic Art, Private Awakening

Blind Ear MusicMusical performance


Photo Credit: Jim in Times Square