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TEDxNewHaven - Ben Berkowitz - Love the Town You're With

Ben Berkowitz is co-founder and CEO of SeeClickFix. For his work on SeeClickFix with his three amazing co-founders Jeff Blasius, Kam Lasater and Miles Lasater he was recently named Huffington Post's 2010 Technology Game Changer, Inc Magazine's "Entrepreneurs we love" and Government And Technology Magazine's Top 25 Innovators for 2011. Ben recently contributed an Essay titled Power To The Community to the book Shift and Reset by Brian Reich. He has been a featured speaker on civic participation and open government at SXSW, The World Bank, The US Department of State, Bif6, Picnic in Amsterdam and many others. Outside of SeeClickFix he enjoys planting trees with his neighbors, hanging out with his puggle and his mutt, cycling and walking around New Haven, CT where he is a proud citizen. His current extracurricular activities include helping a large public mural on a highway underpass, and starting a local makerspace, TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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