Revive - SOLD OUT!

April 25, 2015 – 12-4pm – Princeton Public Library – Princeton, NJ

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To move forward, sometimes it’s best to take a step back and revive what drives our passion and what inspires us to create better experiences for our companies, our communities, and our world. Enlighten. Strengthen. Energize. Revive.

Speakers 2015

Amy Toensing

Revive Homeland

Amy Toensing, an American photojournalist committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth, is known for her intimate essays about the lives of ordinary people. Toensing has been a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine for over a decade and recently completed her fourteenth feature story for them which was about food insecurity in the […]

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E Roon Kang

Revive Time

E Roon Kang lives and works in New York, where he operates Math Practice – an interdisciplinary design and research studio, with interest in studying, evaluating, and criticizing complex systems and its pursuit of efficiency. E Roon is a TED Fellow, was previously a research fellow at SENSEable City Laboratory of MIT, and received Young […]

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Debbie Schaeffer

Revive Local Businesses

Debbie Schaeffer is the 3rd generation owner of Mrs. G TV & Appliances. She was recruited by her grandmother in 2000, to run the business. Debbie is a passionate crusader for local independent businesses. Community-serving businesses are the backbone of our local economy, civic life, local charities, and wealth creation for millions of citizens, as […]

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Ani Trime Lhamo

Revive Oneself

The Venerable Bhikshuni Karma Trime Lhamo, an American-born Buddhist nun, is the director of the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group. A practitioner for nearly 40 years, Ani Trime originally studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to teach in the West, and she is now a student of the Tibetan teacher […]

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William A. Massey

Revive Brilliance

William A. Massey is the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty in 2001 but after receiving his PhD in mathematics at Stanford University, he worked for twenty years as a research mathematician at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He is […]

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Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber

Revive Athletes

Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber M.S., Ed.D.  is a Research Scientist at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University.  Originally from Switzerland, she graduated with a Doctor of Education from the department of biobehavioral studies and movement sciences at Teacher’s College at Columbia University in 1999. Her research focuses on understanding the ‘invisible injuries’ that concussion provides, and to […]

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Jaime Parker

Revive Volunteerism

Jaime Parker is Manager of Programs at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).  TASK is a nonprofit that feeds those who are hungry in the Mercer County area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. TASK co-ordinates the work of some 3500 volunteers in the Mercer County […]

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Regina Wang

Revive Global Climate

Regina works at Climate Central, a nonprofit organization of scientists and journalists dedicated to researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change. She holds a B.A. in Geosciences and certificates in Public Policy, Environmental Studies and Sustainable Energy from Princeton where her research focused on topic such as changes in deciduous tree leaf […]

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Brett Diehl

Revive Advocacy

Brett Diehl is a senior at Princeton University majoring in history. For the past four years he has tutored students inside New Jersey state prisons with the Petey Greene Program. In addition, Brett served as president of Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), a group based at Princeton University, for the 2014 calendar year. […]

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Andrew Zwicker

Revive Science Education

Andrew Zwicker is a physicist and the Head of Science Education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. His group creates programs that motivate and inspire students to look beyond today’s norms and conventions, programs that unlock potential and create new possibilities. A Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), he is currently the Editor of […]

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Pamela Stein (Performer)

Praised for her “rich dramatics” (The Boston Globe), soprano Pamela Stein has earned a reputation for bringing passion, intelligence and style to every performance. Notable past performances include work with leading composers such as David Lang, Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan, Jacob Cooper, and Daniel Felsenfeld. She has appeared in concert with Yamaha Young Concert Artist […]

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Fuzzy Dice (Performer)

Fuzzy Dice, Princeton’s Most Attractive Improv Group, was pulled out of the ground, like all good improvisational comedy troupes (and dwarves) are, in 2004. Initially meant to grace the Princeton University campus with stupendous long-form improv comedy, the group has since evolved into a 2 for 1 value meal, performing both short-form and long-form improv […]

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