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TEDxRochester - Adam Walker - 11/07/11

Adam holds a BS in Physics and a BA in Philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is now a second year Masters Candidate in Science, Technology and Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2009 he interned as a programmer at the University of Pittsburgh's Astronomy Department. In 2010 he interned as a nuclear nonproliferation policy analyst at the Idaho National Laboratory. In December of 2010, Adam participated in an interdisciplinary class at R.I.T.'s American University of Kosovo, in Pristina, Kosovo. During this class, Adam and his colleagues began to develop their wind turbine distribution social venture, Kosovo Wind Gardens, to addresses the country's lack of reliable electricity. 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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