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Mavericks &
Moonshots.

Join us on June 09, 2022 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. for a full day of inspiring speakers and amazing performances – and ideas worth spreading.

June 09, 2022

9am to 5pm

In-Person at The 

Hamilton Live

20+ Speakers & Performers

Tickets on sale now!

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When You Shoot For The Moon, Great Things Can Happen
 

Something magical is about to happen in Washington D.C. Join us on June 09, 2022 for an extraordinary event featuring ideas worth spreading.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced the start of the American moonshot, when he famously remarked “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

 

Many doubted that America would be able to achieve such an ambitious goal in such a short time frame, but through bold innovation and perseverance in the face of obstacles, we went from small steps to giant leaps and achieved the impossible. 

Join us on June 09, 2022 for a full day of self-discovery where you will be inspired by exciting speakers and amazing performances. You’ll encounter new ideas, learn about modern-day moonshots, and engage in meaningful dialogue with a like-minded community of curious souls.

WHY ATTEND THIS EVENT?

Be inspired by ideas worth spreading

To shoot for the moon takes effort and determination.  It is a chance to begin again: to imagine new possibilities, think outside the box, and disrupt the status quo.  When you believe you can achieve a moonshot, you’re able to have hope in a brighter future and the will to create it because everything seems possible!

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Inspiration

Big ideas can change the world. Join us to witness inspiring speakers and amazing performers sharing world-changing ideas.

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Connection

Our community is rooted in   Washington, DC and has grown to include a global audience of curious  thinkers, creators, and activists connected by our app. 

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Impact

We are a non-profit organization that showcases Washington DC's leading thinkers and doers to accelerate big ideas and the community impact that follows.  

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Experience

TEDxPearlStreet MAVERICKS & MOONSHOTS brings people together for a full-day of growth, discovery and inspiration beyond the stage.  

BE INSPIRED BY THINKERS AND DOERS

Meet the Speakers

We passionately believe in the power of big ideas – to help us explore what’s possible, challenge the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves, and imagine a brighter future. 

*Speakers are tentative and subject to change. Some speakers may appear via video.

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Mei Xu

Businesswoman

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Trevor Potter

Attorney

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Dr. Melissa Clarke

Healthcare Reformer

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Sol Salinas

Climate Resiliency Expert

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Chelsea Ritter-Soronen

Artist

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Yasmin Elhady

Comedian

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Jared Holt

Journalist

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Ilona Maher

Olympian

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Joe Mechlinski

Social Entrepreneur 

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Dr. Hazel Edwards

Urban Designer

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Renee Wynn

Cybersecurity Expert

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Denver Riggleman

Fmr. US Representative

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Jasmine Jones

Fashionista

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Ché Bolden

Ret. USMC

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Cyndy Porter

Image Consultant

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Emily Janoch

Humanitarian

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Will Hackman

Climate Advocate

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Diane Carter

Criminal Justice Reform

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Jeff Conroy

Life Scientist

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Sarah Fuhrman

Humanitarian

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Alani Bankhead

Special Agent

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Lulu

K9 Detective

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Jackie Barbieri

Sensemaker

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Andre Gatling

Host

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Dawn Laguens

Social Impact Strategist

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Learn the art and science of moonshot thinking from world-class experts…

Participants will enjoy four full sessions of talks and performances, separated by a catered luncheon and light snack breaks. Speakers and performers will be available during the break and after the event to engage with participants one-on-one.

08:00   Registration & Coffee

09:00   SESSION 01: Minds Wide Open

10:30    Morning Break

11:00   SESSION 02: Ideas Empowered

12:30   Catered Luncheon

13:30    SESSION 03: Bold & Brilliant

15:00    Afternoon Break

15:30    Session 04: Shooting for the Moon

17:00    Cocktail Reception

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THE VENUE

Meet Us At
The Hamilton Live

Enjoy a full day of ideas worth spreading at one of Washington DC's most uniquely eclectic venues. Located just steps from The White House, The Hamilton has become one of DC’s favorite gathering place for music, art, entertainment and inventive dining. Expect a unique experience with tired seating, cutting-edge green technology, and local, fresh, and sustainable foods. We are proud to support The Hamilton's ongoing collaboration with the local economy to design dining experiences that support the growth in the DC region.

June 09, 2022

9am to 5pm

4 Sessions of Inspiring Ideas

20+ Speakers & Performers

SEATS ARE LIMITED, DON'T MISS OUT

Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale Now! 
 

Something magical is about to happen at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. Join us on June 09, 2022 for an extraordinary event featuring ideas worth spreading.

 

Throughout human history, we have faced tremendous challenges. Today is no different. We can continue to shoot for the moon with new ideas that will spark greater equity, drive technological innovation, and inspire new paradigms. 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW while supples last.

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WHAT WE DO

TEDxPearlStreet is a catalyst for spreading ideas that inspire action and change our world.

TEDxPearlStreet is Washington DC's largest TEDx event, a platform for exceptional ideas, and a catalyst for change since 2019. We are a 100% volunteer-led organization.

 

Our mission is to spread ideas, build community, and change lives across the Washington DC metropolitan area, and the world. Throughout the year, our over 50 dedicated volunteers bring this mission to life through our flagship events and community programs. 

 

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.