Welcome to the Meetup group for TEDxConstitutionDrive!
You are Invited – May 4 – The Theme is TIME.Auto-Vino, Menlo Park, CA
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg
A limited-capacity event in a phenomenal classic car warehouse and fully working winery, with live speakers on the theme of TIME ranging from a pickling expert to a venture capitalist inventor of human-powered flight to a director at Facebook. Includes lunch, massage therapist, wine-tasting, and spectacular live music by Cello Joe and the Red Hot Chachkas. http://www.tedxconstitutiondrive.com. 10am-5pm. Register now to get the early-bird price at: http://tedxconstitutiondrive2013.eventbrite.com/
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxConstitutionDrive, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxConstitutionDrive, 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.
The themes of previous years of TEDxConstitutionDrive have been TRUST  and IDENTITY , respectively. This year will be TIME! We're excited about the possibilities of this theme to explore how human beings experience their time, the science of it, how we manage it (and how it manages us sometimes), and stories of the stuff of our lives. Again, we're gathering amazing speakers to talk on this topic from diverse angles - -
Isa and Ana Stenzelcystic fibrosis / lung transplant survivors
“The Power of Two”
writer, consultant and former inmate
“9,135 Days In Prison”
beatboxing cellist & international bicycle-touring vagabond troubadour
“Cello Joe: Cello & Beatbox”
director of product, Facebook
“bending time: what happens when identity and technology mix"
venture investor and inventor of human-powered airplanes
“The Time of Your Life”
professor of design strategy, CCA
“Designing Time: Meaning, not Management”
anthropology department chair, co-founder of the Silicon Valley Cultures Project & the Human Aspirations and Design Laboratory (HADLab)
“Technology and Time”
TechShop San Francisco
“Making Time for Making Time”
director of Iranian studies, Stanford
“The Trauma of Time in Modern Iran”
founder, McVicker Pickles
“Pickling & The Art of Time Travel”
fitness trainer, Body Mechanix
“Fitness & Making the Most of Your Time”
founder of the unique classic car warehouse and winery Auto-Vino
“Cars & Wine – Getting Better Over Time”
We try to make this an intimate and low-key event where people who are deeply interested in the topic can engage with each other on a personal level. Please come with an open mind and a sincere desire to connect with the ideas and the other attendees. If you love one-of-a-kind fabulous cars and wine-tasting, in addition to great ideas and people, this is the TEDx for you. After we finish the speaker sessions at 4pm, we will transition to the winery counter for a wine-tasting flight (included in your ticket).