TEDxBoston 2011

At TEDxBoston 2011 we brought together grassroots change agents and blue-sky inventors. They astounded  us with great acts of collaboration, several synthesized the abundant information available to us, and many focused on the health of our souls, our bodies, and our global communities. All shared their startling discoveries and taught us something new about technology, entertainment, or design. It was a day of revolutionary ideas, and a celebration of Boston’s ingenuity.

The main event took place in two locations at the Seaport in 2011: in the Amphitheater with the presenters, and in the new TEDxBoston Living Room powered by Turnstone, where attendees gathered in a social setting.

Other ways people participated in TEDxBoston 2011

Simulcast Event
In partnership with Google, we offered a live simulcast event at their Cambridge office where attendees collectively experienced TEDxBoston.

Global Online Auditorium
In partnership with Avaya Live Engage, we proudly announced the TEDxBoston Global Online Auditorium. With this revolutionary collaboration tool, participants could talk and share ideas in an immersive 3D environment. Explore Now!

In partnership with LiveStream, all TEDxBoston talks were webcast live on our website for anyone to watch.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making TEDxBoston 2011 possible.


2011 Speakers

2011 Team


  • John Werner, Managing Director & Chief Mobilizing Officer, Citizen Schools

Program Directors

Program Management

Program Support

  • Don Criniti, Vice President, Fidelity Investments
  • Alex Fedorov, Creative Director, Fresh Tilled Soil
  • Cricket Hanson, Collective Next, LLC
  • Kris Henry, Collective Next, LLC
  • Morgan Lewis, Manager, Fidelity Investments
  • Kelly Powell, Director of Client Services, Fresh Tilled Soil


Ben Anderson, Blair Baldwin, Pete Bell, Nikhil Bhojwani, Ovidiu Bujorean, Shyno Chacko Pandeya, Rana Chudnofshy, Christine Cloonan, Matt Cooney, P.A. D'Arbeloff, Kaustuv DeBiswas, Ryan Durkin, Matt Emans, Chris Erdman, Jon Evans, Laura Gassner Otting, Bruce Hecht, Kevin Hoffman, Luke Hutchison, Amit Kanodia, David Knight, Larry Lessig, Emily Leventhal, Katy Love, Bettina Neuefeind, Toni Oberholzer, Neel Pandeya, Pavan Pant, Shawn Paulling, Mark Pener, Stephen Pratt, Debora Pressman, Marcus Quigley, Peter Reynolds, Mike Ritter, Eric Saltzman, Alison Sander, Darshak Sanghawi, Peter Scanlon, Brian Schmidt, Liz Schwab, Eran Segev, Rishi Shukla, Dick Simon, Katherine Sloan, Paul Sonderegger, Sarah Tay, Omri Traub, Ashley Trotman, Anne Turner, Henry Vandermark, Christian VanDerslice, Peter Vanderwarker, Mark Vasu, Bill Walczak, Marcia Walsh, C.A. Webb, Sam White, Caleb Winder, Muhan Zhang

2011 Grand Opening Video

A Visual Poem to Boston, 2011
produced by: Danielle D. Duplin, Jimmy Guterman, Matt Saiia
photos by: Peter Vanderwarker
performed by: A String Quartet from A Far Cry; Jason Fisher, Jesse Irons, Jae Cosmos Lee, Michael Unterman