On Saturday, June 9, I attended TEDxFlourCity. I was fortunate enough to connect with active, progressive, innovators in our community. Here are just a few of the highlights from the afternoon sessions.

Jen Indovina (a TED Fellow) talked about City2.o a TED Initiative (watch the video, it will move you), and her initiative to re-imagine Rochester as a city with RocCity2.0 on Facebook and the web. She also works for a company called Tenrehte (or ethernet backwards)

I missed David Mammano‘s talk but was fortunate enough to sit in front of him and introduce myself in the afternoon. He is the founder of http://www.nextstepu.com/

Charles Moreland is the founder of Rochester Parkour (or @Roc_PK) which offers classes in Parkour as well as offering an open jam session:

Every Saturday from 2:30pm – 5:00pm at Manhattan Square Park. Teaching is open and fluid. We encourage anyone and everyone to come out and have fun.”

The Suburban Outlaw (aka Pam Sherman) talked about her adventures to the Middle East which resulted in a spiritual awakening of sorts. Pam talked about the innate search for meaning in all of us. And that true meaning happens when we connect and share our stories. 

Emily Wozniak

Emily Wozniak shared her ideas for a redesigned orchestra called SoundExchange She believes that traditional orchestras haven’t changed over the years however now more than ever do they need to be a part of the communities in which they live. She has designed new seating arrangements where the audience sits directly in the orchestra. Over the last year they have performed in a hospital, an art studio, a dance studio, and a school of business.

Dr Bradford Berk was there from the University of Rochester Medical Center to talk about how his outlook changed when he went from being head of the hospital to a patient with a spinal cord injury. He has introduced the “I CARE” culture and speaks about the Healing Power of Touch.



They also showed these two TED videos in the afternoon

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