Dmitri is an interest-driven learner adept at building coalitions and assembling high-performing teams to launch new initiatives. Originally from the South, he is passionately committed to celebrating Boston’s innovation ecosystem as a global center of excellence.
Christine is a genetics researcher who is passionate about sharing bold compelling ideas with broader audiences that can help make them happen. As a life-long volunteer and TEDxCambridge volunteer since 2017, Christine brings experience in front-of-house management, event logistics, and guest relations to the team.
Daniela is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Bearwalk Cinema. She loves the power that stories have of connecting strangers, building community, and evoking emotion. Stories inspire, teach, excite, and push people to accomplish things they never thought they would try and explore places they could only imagine.
Don is the Owner of Charles River Media Group, President of Pizza Baby Films, Creator of The Ascendants, and part-time Professor of the Practice at Tufts University in the Film and Media Studies Program. At Charles River Media Group, Don oversees all projects and works as a director, producer, and editor of television, film, corporate, political, and non-profit communications.
Jacki is a New England native with a knack for event planning. She brings her natural sense of hospitality and a strong curiosity for innovative technology to TEDxCambridge. She is also the operations team lead at Formlabs and was the private events & marketing manager for renowned chef Jodi Adams at Trade and Rialto.
Jacob is a composer and sound artist born in Pittsburgh and based in Mexico City. He composes music for films, spaces, and experiments while focusing on using organic tones in inorganic ways. He also makes music as YAKA.
Joana is the Co-founder of Gif Design Studios, an award-winning design agency specializing in brand identities and conversion-obsessed design. Based in Porto, Portugal, with a team of 10 designers and developers, Gif Design Studios offers the full range of print and digital design services to industry leaders in seventeen countries on five continents. Joana speaks internationally on the power of design and creativity and her work has been featured in the Guardian UK, Brand Brilliance, and Digital Arts magazine.
Mike is an organizational storytelling and communication advisor helping executives and organizations dramatically improve their ability to connect, engage, and impact their audiences. He trained and performed improv at Second City Chicago and Upright Citizens Brigade and his clients include Uber and Yum! Brands. Mike’s been an executive in the hospitality, retail, and technology industries as well as the author of Company Culture for Dummies.
Nathan is an internationally acclaimed artist & director with a focus on standard operatic repertoire, new work premieres, site-specific projects, and multidisciplinary artist collaborations. He also serves on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston University, and as an outreach educator for an award-winning program accessing music with neglected and incarcerated youth.