Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
The first-ever TEDxWallStreet, a not-for-profit event, will convene on March 30th at the NYSE where pioneering thought leaders will address a diverse audience of 300 business, social and academic influencers, as well as a global audience via live webcast. The discussion will focus on "Redefining Success," within the Wall Street community and beyond. To celebrate this event, executives and leaders from TEDxWallStreet will ring The Closing Bell® at the NYSE.
Leaders and entrepreneurs from various industries will convene at the NYSE to share innovative and compelling ideas on 'Redefining Success' in a challenging world
This event will be webcast live via www.TEDxWallStreet.com
TEDxWallStreet is an independently organized TED event that was conceived to provide a single platform and a global stage for the brightest, most inspiring minds in and around the Wall Street community.
TEDxWallStreet will be live streamed online and all of the talks will be available for the greater TEDx audience consisting of millions around the world via http://tedxwallstreet.com/.
Lead Sponsor & Participating Speakers
WL Ross & Co. is the event's Lead Sponsor. Wilbur Ross will be at the NYSE and available for interviews during the day. Please contact his team directly.
Stephanie N. Mehta - Executive Editor of Fortune Magazine. Ms. Mehta will moderate the event.
Doug Dachille - Co-Founder and CEO of First Principles Capital Management
Jim Cramer - Host of CNBC's Mad Money
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova - Founder, Fuel Outdoor
Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews - Award-winning writers and performers of Witness Uganda
Rahaf Harfoush - Author and Digital Foresight and Innovation Strategist
Jeff Hoffman - Founder of ColorJar and Former CEO of Enable Holdings
Michelle Rhee - Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst
David S. Rose - Founder of New York Angels and Associate Founder of Singularity U
Scott Shay - Chairman of the Board, Signature Bank
Jeff Stewart - Founder and CEO of Lenddo
Don Tapscott - Bestselling author, most recently MacroWikinomics
Alexa von Tobel - Founder and CEO of LearnVest.com
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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