social innovation

Can’t be in DC? Join via live webcast!

For distant Fulbright and like-minded communities around the world, we are able to offer the opportunity to view and participate through a live webcast offered free to individuals and alumni chapters. We encourage you to organize a viewing party for members, area alumni, visiting Fulbright scholars and other interested parties. Download the Livestream Invitation and sign up as a viewer to be recognized on a world map at the event! Check back to this page for the URL on the day of the event, April 5th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST.
Fulbright Social Innovation Challenge

Vote Now for the Finalists of the Fulbright Social Innovation Challenge!

The jury has narrowed the competition to eight semi-finalists, and it’s now up to you to help select the top four! Jump over to the Challenge Page to check out the most impressive programs for social change and cast your vote to determine who will present their pitch from the TEDxFulbright stage at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on April 5th.
Ingo Zamperoni

Presenting the TEDxFulbright Host: Ingo Zamperoni, favorite German TV Correspondent, Medium Magazine’s 2013 Journalist of the Year, and Save the Children Ambassador

From Germany, Mr. Zamperoni has joined the TEDxFulbright program, giving the stage a personality without comparison. Among the most popular TV Correspondents in Germany, he now serves as the German ARD Network’s Foreign Correspondent in Washington, DC, where he also spent his Fulbright year in 1998. (Photo by Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin)

Meet the Speakers

We’re excited to announce an amazing lineup of Fulbright alumni and current scholars and students who will present at TEDxFulbright ’14 in Washington, DC! Our speakers are working on some amazing projects, from documenting the lives of people who still live near Chernobyl and Fukushima, to making documentary films about metal bands in Angola, to developing nutrition classes in rural China, and even creating dance and educational programs for street children and underserved youth in post-conflict and developing countries! Our speakers will cover issues including education in the Middle East, democracy in the Age of Data, empowering female agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin America, using drones to create positive social change, and more! Over the next days, two very special speakers will be announced to complete the program. Subscribe to the mailing list and keep tabs over social media to be kept up to date!

The TEDxFulbright ’14 Speakers, full profiles available on the Speakers page:

Romain Lacombe, Democracy in the Age of Data, Head of Innovation for Etalab, the French Prime Minister’s Open Data Taskforce

Laura Skandera Trombley, Board Member of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program and President of Pitzer College

Massimiliano Versace, CEO, Neurala Inc., Boston, Director of Boston’s Neuromorphics Lab

Lisa Dyson, CEO of Kiverdi, alternative fuel technology, Turning CO2 into Oil

Michael Forster Rothbart, Boxing Outside the Think: creativity, photography, and seeing the world anew, Photojournalist

Paola Santana, Lawyer & Entrepreneur, An Internet of Things, Matternet

David Baker, New Minds, Gods, and Political Upheavals, Imagining a New World from the Education Revolution, Professor of Education and Sociology, Penn State University

Arlene Birt, Sustainability: Made Visual, Visual Storyteller

Marlene Stearns, The Rise of Women Entrepreneurial Leaders in Agriculture, Entrepreneur, 3Psourcing

Jeremy Xido, Music and a Nation’s Fight for Freedom, Documentary Filmmaker

Lennart Joos, Can Carbon Capture Curb Climate Change? Scientist, Ghent University, Belgium

Rebecca Davis, Discovering YOU Matter, Youth empowerment programs in post-conflict areas, Rebecca Davis Dance Company

Rush Doshi, Rediscovering Geography in a World of Technology, Defense Analyst, Long Term Strategy Group

Danielle Cho, Cellist, Co-Founder of Sound Impact

Santiago Garcia, Citizen, Government, and the Software In Between,

Jennifer Welch, The Limits of Knowledge in a World of Limitless Knowledge, Nutrition and Information, the Committee of 100

Vivienne Aerts, Jazz Singer and Songwriter, Global Jazz Institute