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    Dance Performance by Benjamin Holliday Wardell

    Benjamin Holliday Wardell is the founder and creative director of The Cambrians, a contemporary global dance production network. In this video, he shows how it's possible to "dance a speech."

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    Edison Talks

    Edison Talks: the Uncharted

    Our premier daylong event is now open to the public.

    Jennifer Garner
    Actress & Philanthropist
    Kamau Murray
    Founder, XS Tennis and Education Foundation
    Mark K. Shriver
    Senior Vice President, US Programs and Advocacy, Save the Children; President, Save the Children Action Network
    Eli Pariser
    President, GOOD Worldwide; President, Upworthy
    Zoë Quinn
    Game Developer & Activist
    Ross Marquand
    Aminatou Sow
    Digital Strategist & Cohost, "Call Your Girlfriend"
    Ann Friedman
    Journalist & Cohost, "Call Your Girlfriend"
    Eugene Chung
    Founder & CEO, Penrose VR
    BJ Miller
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
    Francisco Migoya
    Head Chef, Modernist Cuisine
    Celeste Headlee
    Communication and Human Nature Expert, Award-winning journalist, and Author
    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
    Climate Activist, Hip-Hop Artist & Author
    Leland Melvin
    Former NFL Athlete; US Astronaut, Retired & Author
    Becca Heller
    Director & Co-Founder, International Refugee Assistance Project
    Tererai Trent
    Humanitarian; Author; Founder, Tererai Trent International
    David Gallo
    Brad Keywell
    Founder & Chairman, Chicago Ideas and Founder & CEO, Uptake

    Join us a Edison Talks this year, where we’ll explore our theme, the Uncharted, with more than a dozen speakers and performers who are pushing boundaries in their fields.

    Exploring the uncharted not only requires courage, empathy and perseverance. It must also be fueled by curiosity, diligence and discipline.

    It is looking upward and outward to imagine dimensions not yet within our consciousness. It is letting go of expectation and opening yourself to endless possibility. It is often riddled with inefficiency, experimentation and failure, but if you postpone judgment and embrace the unknown, the rewards include fresh perspectives, breakthroughs, insights and serendipitous encounters. It is discovery. When we choose mapping over tracing, we begin to realize that endpoints do not exist. It’s simply the ends of the known.

    We hope to see you there!

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