Thank you to our TEDxFulbright Partners!

Facilitating the merger of two giants in societal progress, TEDx and Fulbright, our partners graciously gave of their time and energy to build a program worthy of both.



US Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce_TEDxFulbright 2014 will be held in the US Chamber of Commerce building, located on historic Lafayette Square, mere steps away from the White House’s North Lawn. Speakers will present in the building’s grand Hall of Flags, named for the banners of twelve great explorers of North America that hang within it, and which highlights TEDxFulbright’s theme: “Dare to Think.” TEDxFulbright’s international list of speakers echoes the Hall of Flag’s illustrious record as the site of important addresses by US and world leaders including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Rajiv Ghandi, Corazon Aquino, Anwar Sadat, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. The event’s interactive and social sessions will be held in the building’s former open air courtyard, whose well-lit and airy layout encourages free thought and exchange for the expected 450 participants.




Ana G. Mendez University System

Ana Mendez University System_The Ana G. Méndez University System —or Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez (SUAGM) in Spanish— is a private institution of higher education in Puerto Rico. It is integrated by 3 sub-systems and a research center. Their bilangual program for adults has rapidly gained influence. The need for bilingual professionals who are fluent in English and Spanish is increasing every day. The global nature of business and professional transactions, along with the continued rapid growth of the Latino population in the United States, makes bilingualism an essential element for employers. They prefer to hire and train associates to be effective in more than one language and culture. The bilingual program is designed to prepare professionals in their field of study while developing advanced skills in English and Spanish.



Patton Boggs International Law Firm

Patton BoggsFounded in 1962, Patton Boggs was the first major law firm to recognize that all three branches of government offered avenues to achieve clients’ goals. What started as an international law firm specializing in global business and trade has since evolved into a full-service firm covering all areas of legal practice.




RocketHubThe world’s crowdfunding platform: RocketHub sees itself as your partner. They’ve designed everything – the website, systems and support – to help you achieve your goals today. And, they are working with governments, educators, and communities to make sure your opportunities for success will expand tomorrow.





MotionVue_MotionVue provides high-definition video solutions for on-location, robotic multi-camera video productions and live webcasting. Our extensive experience in broadcast design, HD digital video production, motion graphics, editing and live webcasting ensure the highest quality results for our clients. From Load-in to final product, our clients take total confidence in our products and services.




prezi_horizontal copy_Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas. We believe that all good things about humanity start with people sharing ideas. Prezi inspires creative thinking, connects people through meaningful discussions, and constructs beautiful stories. We see presentations as a snapshot in time and believe that each prezi lives both before and after a specific presentation. From the moment of jotting down a random thought to the chance to tell the story of a lifetime, we think ideas matter and have the potential to change the world. We want Prezi to help every step of the way.



John Bates, Executive Speaking Success
John Bates_Keynote Speaking and Communication Training John knows you have something awesome to share. So, he reveals presentation skills and influence techniques that work based on human evolutionary biology and neurophysiology. Train with John and your audiences will respond to you, connect with you and take action. Invite him to keynote your event and your audience will love you forever.






Jo Leonard, LLC
JoLeonard copyJo Leonard, President and Founder of Jo Leonard, LLC. “Partners in College & Career Navigation” brings together over 40 years of experience in corporate, non-for profit and academic environments. Her team of career and college coaches is expert in the education, inspiration and training of young adults who are seeking guidance in order to make important college and career decisions. And the team all love their jobs, practicing what they preach every day!





Phyllis Cunningham, Destiny Mapping
PhyllisCunningham_A Fulbright scholar and gifted communicator, Phyllis has an uncanny ability to authentically connect with her audience and ignite contagious enthusiasm, optimism and synergy. She specializes in helping people unveil and pursue their unique purpose for being. In 2005, Phyllis launched Destiny Mapping LLC, a specialized personal development and strategic planning consultancy to individuals and businesses. Her signature program, the Destiny Mapping Mastermind, equips clients with the tools they need to actualize their purpose, maximize their potential and create a roadmap to self-discovery, personal improvement and relationship fulfillment.






Birgit Fehst,
BirgitFehst_Birgit Fehst is a graduated linguist and psychologist who trained in Germany, France, the U.S., Sweden and the Netherlands. Since 1993 she has worked with great success as a live presenter and in television, where she has presented, among others, for the departmental Einstein.TV technology in German and English. Now she helps participants in seminars and coaching and has helped many achieving the top of their profession through communication and coaching, including Michael Grinder, Shelle Rose Charvet, David Shephard, Adele Landauer and Stefan Quail. Working with people, whether on stage or behind the scenes, is and remains her greatest passion!








Minal Hajratwala, private coaching
MinalHajratwala_Minal Hajratwala is a writing coach, author of the award-winning Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents, and editor of Out! Stories from the New Queer India. Her poetry collection Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment is forthcoming from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective.











Larry Levin

Larry Levin
Producer, Researcher, Freelance Photographer in the DC Area










Frank Folwell

Frank Folwell
Folwell, a Washington, D.C.-based photojournalist, specializes in helping media organizations improve visual communication. For 20 years, he was a top editor in USA Today’s photo and graphics department, directing photographers, picture editors and artists while pioneering the use of new technology.











Marywood University

Marywood University

Marywood University is a comprehensive, Catholic institution of 3,100 full-time, part-time and adult students, with 103 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University houses 1,000 undergraduate resident students on a national award-winning campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marywood is a leading provider of graduate education in the region, with 36 master’s degree programs, Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs, and 37 certificate offerings. Recently, the University committed $140 million to improve campus facilities, including the current replacement of the library with a $39 million, 72,000 square foot Learning Commons.



Ticketbud_LOGO-450x111_Ticketbud was founded in 2009 as a side project to help a local charity collect proceeds for a fundraiser. From there, an idea and a passion was born that anyone, anywhere in the world wanting to organize an event should have the tools to do so at a cost they could easily afford. We continue to promote this idea every day by building technology that allows people to gather and collectively share their passions and interests. Our mission is to empower passionate individuals and groups, regardless of their resources and budget, to make a difference through the shared experiences and collective power of events. From a small, local fundraiser to a large-scale gala, our goal is to provide a platform for anybody, anywhere to foster activism and generate proceeds for their cause.



basecamp copy_Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, Basecamp has become the world’s #1 project management tool. For the last 10 years, companies have been switching to Basecamp because it’s famously easy-to-use, reliable, and It Just Works™. Combine that with our best-in-the-biz customer service, and you’ve got a unique and delightful package. Basecamp as a company is spread out across 26 different cities around the world. Our office is in Chicago, but everyone at Basecamp is free to live and work wherever they want. Many of us love working remotely. In addition to continuing to provide on the best project management tools, Bascamp occasionally writes a book.


Founded in 2007, Livestream aims to democratize live video broadcasting and provide the tools to bring every event live online.


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The Friends of TEDxFulbright personal sponsorship plan is an option for individuals wishing to support the program beyond event participation. Alongside special recognition in the printed program and website, Friends of TEDxFulbright will also receive a limited edition event T-shirt and a personal note of gratitude from the Organizing Team.