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David Newberry is a critically acclaimed literate indie-rock musician known for his haunting original lyrics and compelling stage presence. As a performer, he imbues a lingering sense of hope into each chord and every uttered word, to create music that is captivating, provocative and empathetic to our innate struggle to find peace in a complex and at times alienating world.
Ovey is a natural entrepreneur. She founded oy&co at 16 and has had many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities during her time there. Ovey also founded and previously ran Y57, an alternative media broadcast showcasing musicians and socially engaged youth. When not attached to her phone, you can find her playing tennis, ultimate, golf or adventuring outdoors.
Dr. Charles Bingham has been studying schools, from inside and out, for 49 of his 53 years. He was a student for 20 years, and has been a teacher for 29 years. He has taught all levels, from elementary school to PhD, in many places—from rural South Africa, to Washington State, to Chicago, and now in Vancouver, BC. He is currently a professor for the Faculty of Education and Simon Fraser University.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSFU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSFU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.