Stanford to feature live webcast of 'TEDxStanford: Illumination' on Saturday
Stanford will feature a live webcast of "TEDxStanford: Illumination," an eclectic, all-day celebration of Stanford-related innovation, information, art, products and performance that will take place on Saturday, May 19.
The webcast will be found at http://tedx.stanford.edu/live-stream/.
TEDxStanford, which is sold out, "captures and illustrates in one day the Stanford ethos around creativity and multidisciplinary solutions to world issues," said Melinda Sacks, director of media initiatives in the Office of Public Affairs and the event producer.
Among the speakers are broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw, who will interview his daughter, alumna Jennifer Brokaw. She is the founder of the nonprofit group Good Medicine, which helps seriously ill patients and their families navigate the path of medical care.
Also scheduled to speak are student Martha Muña, national student director of the KaeMe Foundation; alumnus Joel Stein, a Time magazine columnist; and Stegner Fellow Justin Torres, author of We the Animals. Faculty members among the speakers include Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab; Banny Banerjee, director of the Stanford Design Program; and Ken Taylor, co-host of the radio program Philosophy Talk.
Performers include Mark Applebaum, associate professor of music; alumna Vienna Teng, who recorded her debut album while working as an engineer at Cisco; Stanford Taiko, a Japanese-drumming ensemble; and the Chocolate Heads movement band.