TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

I volunteered again this year at TEDxTokyo 2013 as a photographer.  TED is a global conference series with a simple theme ‘ideas worth spreading’…  You can apply to attend a TED Conference and if you are selected the attendance fee starts at $7,000 and these events sell out quickly.    You can also buy a subscription to watch live.   TED debated for years about putting the videos from conferences online and 800 million views later they made the right decision.   You can get lost for days in their archives watching interesting and thought-provoking talks. TEDx events are locally organized events created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading”.   The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.  TEDxTokyo is a invite only event.   I felt honored to be invited again and I was glad to be able to contribute my photography skills.   The talks are all being posted HERE.   There is translation for all presentations.

I have added links to the profile of each speakers that has a profile of them and links to their blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc so you can read more about them.  If you were one of the presenters and would like a high resolution copy of your photograph, please drop me an email.

Today's Configuration:  Leica M9-P APO Summicron M 90mm f/2.0 ASPH

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

Patrick Newell  is the MC for TEDxTokyo and works at Tokyo International School

Patrick Newell speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Patrick Newell speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kohtaro Fujiyama / Edo Magic Master

Kohtaro Fujiyama performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kohtaro Fujiyama performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Eric Martinot / Renewable Energy Visionary and Writer

Eric Martinot speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Eric Martinot speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Eisuke Tachikawa / Designer and Crowdsourcer

Eisuke Tachikawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Eisuke Tachikawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hideto Kazawa / System Design Master

Hideto Kazawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hideto Kazawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hideto Kazawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hideto Kazawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

The social media team busy at work for the 10s of 1000s that were watching online...

Bloggers at work at TEDxTokyo 2013

Bloggers at work at TEDxTokyo 2013

Tsunehiro Uno / Critic and Author

Tsunehiro Uno speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Tsunehiro Uno speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Rene Duignan / Economist and Independent Filmmaker

Rene Duignan speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Rene Duignan speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

People standing up and speaking from the satellite rooms downstairs...

Random People speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Random People speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

HIROYUKI / Musician

Hiroyuki performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hiroyuki performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Mistubako Matsuo / Improvisational Artist, Poet and Storyteller

Mitsubako Matsuo speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Mitsubako Matsuo speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hiyoshi Kurokawa / Chairman of the Health and Global Policy Institute

Hiyoshi Kurokawa at TEDxTokyo 2013

Hiyoshi Kurokawa at TEDxTokyo 2013

Gunter Pauli / Catalyst, Innovation Driver and Blue Economist

Gunter Pauli speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Gunter Pauli speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Gunter Pauli speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Gunter Pauli speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Bruce Huebner + Curtis Patterson / Shakuhachi Player / Koto Player

Bruce Huebner and Curtis Patterson performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Bruce Huebner and Curtis Patterson performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Yu “Jordy” Fu / Architect, Author and Designer

Yu

Yu

Shingo Annen / MC and Music Producer

Shingo Annen performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shingo Annen performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shingo Annen performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shingo Annen performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Manabu Tago / Art Director and Design Theorist

Manabu Tago speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Manabu Tago speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi / Toy Creator.   Takahashi-san was excellent and got the first stand ovation of the day.

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shimpei Takahashi speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kazuhide Sekiyama / Inventor and President of Spiber Inc.

Kazuhide Sekiyama speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kazuhide Sekiyama speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Eddie Ugata / Pop Culture Expert and Musician

Eddie Ugata speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Eddie Ugata speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

A Shinto Priest speaking about community and culture...

A shinto priest speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

A shinto priest speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Ayako Suwa / Food Artist

Ayako Suwa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Ayako Suwa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

HANDSIGN / Song, Dance and Signing Group

Handsign Performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Handsign Performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Handsign Performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Handsign Performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi / Rhythmic Gymnast, Dancer and Magician

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shizuka Yabuuchi performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Makoto Aida / Contemporary Artist

Makoto Aida speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Makoto Aida speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Alvaro Cedeno Molinari / Green Growth Proponent and Conflict Transformer (he is also the Ambassador to Japan for Costa Rica)

Alvaro Cedeno Molinari speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Alvaro Cedeno Molinari speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Atsuko Isamoto / Editor and Media Aggregator

Atsuko Isamoto speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Atsuko Isamoto speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Fujiyo Ishiguro / Digital Marketing Maven

Fujiyo Ishiguro speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Fujiyo Ishiguro speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kazumi Murose / Lacquer (Urushi) Artist and National Living Treasure

Kazumi Murose speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kazumi Murose speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

John Kluge / Social Entrepreneur, Author and Chief Toilet Hacker

John Kluge speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

John Kluge speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

John Kluge speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

John Kluge speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Rei Shito / Street Photographer and Style Blogger

Rei Shito speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Rei Shito speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Rei Shito speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Rei Shito speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Dimitri Vassilakis + Makoto Kuriya / Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Singer / Jazz Pianist

Dimitri Vassilakis and Makoto Kuriya performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Dimitri Vassilakis and Makoto Kuriya performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Mika Ueno / Corporate Communication Consultant

Mika Ueno at TEDxTokyo 2013

Mika Ueno at TEDxTokyo 2013

Asia Skubisz / Mobile Marketing

Asia Skubisz at TEDxTokyo

Asia Skubisz at TEDxTokyo

Richard Grehan and Lui Watanabe / Brander, Marketer, Designer / Miss World Japan Winner and Yoga Master

Lui Watanabe and Richard Grehan at TEDxTokyo

Lui Watanabe and Richard Grehan at TEDxTokyo

Taketeru Kudo performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Taketeru Kudo performing at TEDxTokyo 2013

Taketeru Kudo / Butoh Dancer

Kumi Fujisawa / Think Tank Driver, Entrepreneur and Author

Kumi Fujisawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kumi Fujisawa speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Takayuki Ohira / Planetarium Builder

Takayuki Ohira speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Takayuki Ohira speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Maiki Kayo / Social Investigator.   This girl was still in her final year of high school.   She was incredibly articulate.   I would highly recommend listening to her talk.

Kaiki Kayo speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Kaiki Kayo speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

C. W. Nicol / Adventurer, Author and Naturalist

C.W. Nicol speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

C.W. Nicol speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Taku Satoh / Design Guru

Taku Satoh speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Taku Satoh speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shigeru Ban / Eco-Architect and Three-Dimensional Poet

Shigeru Ban speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

Shigeru Ban speaking at TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo is pulled off by a team of more than 200 volunteers pooling together their collective skills of organization management, leadership, fund raising, design, video production, advertising, marketing, social media, blogging, web site design, photography, production, translation, and so much more.   It is amazing to see it all pulled together.

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

Thanks for stopping by today...

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Marina in San Francisco

A very long day

A very long day

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