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    Ben Berkowitz: Fixing community problems one click at a time. Ben Berkowitz: Fixing community problems one click at a time. Ben Berkowitz wants to create a little disruption to keep government honest. In this video, he shares his experiences building SeeClickFix, a Gov 2.0 web app that gives citizens the chance to instantly report local community problems to their government and the media. ABOUT BEN BERKOWITZ Gov 2.0 innovator Ben Berkowitz co-founded advocacy website SeeClickFix.com that allows citizens to report public works issues such as potholes, graffiti, and wayward trash directly from their mobile phones, the SeeClickFix Website or other sites using its embeddable widget. In his volunteer life he currently serves as President of the Upper State Street Association, a neighborhood and business group which he founded in 2007, in New Haven, CT. He has been a leader in the drive towards local government transparency as well a pusher of greater citizen participation in hyper-local news. RECORDED LIVE BIF-6 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME

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    • BIF 6: Marla Allison - Combining Traditional Art With New Age Technology

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      Marla Allison: Best of both worlds. Combining traditional art with new age technology What constitutes art in the age of technology? In this video, artist Marla Allison shares her unique approach to weaving technology into ancient Native American artistic practices. ABOUT MARLA ALLISON A contemporary/abstract artist and rising star in the Native art world, Marla is a member of Laguna Pueblo and finds comfort in making her art and connecting with family, tradition, and the inspiration her community provides RECORDED LIVE BIF-6 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 14:00

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      • BIF 8: Tom Yorton - Improv for Business? Yes!

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        What do innovation and improvisation have in common? Tom Yorton, CEO of Second City communication (along with the Second City Ensemble) teaches us it’s a lot. Join the fun as the improvisational ensemble leads the BIF-8 audience through a co-creation experience. ABOUT TOM YORTON As CEO of Second City Communications, Tom Yorton is creating a positive, disruptive force that changes how people communicate, collaborate and learn in the business world. His work is guided by a fundamental assumption: Business is an act of improvisation. Through comedy, his organization brings sorely needed humanity and authenticity to work environments by challenging unproductive conventions in marketing, learning, business development, and internal communications. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 24:26

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        • BIF 8: David Stull - The Future of Great Music Education

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          David H. Stull: The Future of Great Music Education David Stull, Dean of the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin believes children in this country should have a chance to be engaged. How can you argue with that? Stull’s passion for making music accessible to all students regardless of their background will stir your soul. Realizing creativity and innovation are intrinsically linked, Stull’s passion for music can be applied to any sector. ABOUT DAVID H. STULL On behalf of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull accepted the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in February 2010. This signature honor is a capstone to his tenure as the conservatory’s chief academic officer, which began with his appointment in 2004. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 13:06

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          • BIF 8: Jeffrey Sparr -The Health Benefits of Art

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            Jeffrey Sparr, founder of PeaceLove is the ultimate advocate for mental illness. Watch as he sheds a much needed light on a population that is both invisible and misunderstood. Sparr takes us on an intimate journey of well being through the power of art and creativity. If you can’t say it, paint it—words to live by. ABOUT JEFFREY M. SPARR Through his Peace Love Organization Jeff hopes to help others find what brings them peace to help deal with whatever challenges they are facing. As Jeff says, “Let’s face it, everyone has something they are dealing with. If there is a way to help people find the thing that brings them peace, be it art, music or whatever that “thing” may be, I want to help them find it. Finding my own peace through painting has changed my life and helped me not only cope, but thrive despite this debilitating disease.” RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 17:33

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            • BIF 8: Rachel Shuster - It's Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

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              Innovation at any age is tough work; no one at BIF-8 articulated this better than 16 year old Rachel Shuster. Shuster, founder of Half Hollow Hills Kids Care club broke it down like never before, “It's not all rainbows and unicorns when you're trying to get something done”. In spite of these challenges, Rachel relentlessly advocates for cultivating youth talent and serving the community. ABOUT RACHEL SHUSTER When you think serial entrepreneur, a high school sophomore normally doesn't come to mind. Meet Rachel Shuster, founder of the Half Hollow Hills Kids Care club, a community service organization based in Long Island. Kids Care Clubs started in 1990 with the mission of developing compassion and inspiring a spirit of volunteering in elementary and middle school children. The clubs are led by an adult facilitator and implement meaningful hands-on service projects, locally, nationally and globally. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 14:51

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              • BIF 8: Susan Schuman - Touching The Forgotten Middle

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                Susan Schuman, CEO and Partner at SYPartners unleashes the superpowers in us all. Schuman understands the only way organizations can be great is through having strong internal teams and relationship. This new type of personal business requires the courage to work together and bring your best self to work every day. ABOUT SUSAN SCHUMAN For the past two decades, Susan Schuman has worked alongside CEOs and their leadership teams to define—and then attain—greatness for their companies. She has worked with leaders at Ann Inc., Blackstone, IBM, eBay, Facebook, Groupon, GE, Target, Starbucks, Old Navy, The CW, Lifetime, and Under Armour, among others. Susan helped build and currently serves as CEO of SYPartners—a firm steeped in the belief that transformation of individuals, teams, and institutions requires equal parts empathy, aspiration, and a bravery to act. SYPartners Consulting's work has been recognized in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company Magazine, and Fortune Magazine for its uniquely human-centered approach. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 18:46

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                • BIF 8: Nancy Schlichting - Perfecting the Hospital Experience

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                  We need more people in the healthcare system like Nancy Schlichting. As Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System (a $4 billion health care organization) Schlichting knows that disrupters drive change in an organization. Never afraid to shake things up, Schlichting is among the premiere change-makers in the healthcare industry. ABOUT NANCY M. SCHLICHTING Nancy M. Schlichting is Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System, a nationally recognized $4 billion health care organization with 23,000 employees. She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service and diversity initiatives. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 16:34

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                  • BIF 8: Hillary Salmons - Middle School Angst? No Such Thing Here

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                    Hillary Salmons: Middle School Angst? No Such Thing Here Brace yourself for a look at education like you’ve never seen. Hillary Salmons, Executive Director of the Providence After School Alliance, holds no punches about reforming the education system. Her passion for transformation, and her connection with the middle school mind makes her a tour de force on the BIF-8 stage. ABOUT HILLARY SALMONS As executive director, Hillary manages the oversight of PASA and its three strategies. She also has primary responsibility for community engagement and fundraising efforts. Previously, Hillary led an education initiative called Rhode Island Scholars where business leaders spoke to middle school students around the state on the importance of college and taking math and science courses in high school. She also served as the Vice President for Program Development for Health & Education Leadership for Providence (HELP), a now-defunct coalition focused on improving the health and education of the children of Providence. While there, she worked to establish numerous systemic health and education initiatives. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 15:37

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                    • BIF 8: Carne Ross - Let The People Talk

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                      Carne Ross, founder of the Independent Diplomat, offers us a new way of thinking about how we manage our affairs together. A self-proclaimed “gentle anarchist”, Ross believes the key to genuine democracy is letting the people – all of them – decide their own affairs. The world is a complex system. Ross knows that order comes not from top-down authority, but from the bottom up. ABOUT CARNE ROSS Carne Ross is a former British diplomat who resigned over the Iraq war. Carne’s second book, “The Leaderless Revolution”, was published by Penguin in 2012. Drawing from his experiences as a diplomat, economist and activist, it describes how governments are failing to address our most urgent problems, including mounting inequality and economic volatility, climate change and terrorism. Instead of looking to authority, the book offers an inspiring message of empowerment and self-organized action: anarchism for the 21st Century. Carne is also the founder and Executive Director of Independent Diplomat (ID). An expert team of former diplomats and international lawyers, Independent Diplomat advises democratic but marginalized governments and political groups so that their views are heard internationally. ID advised Kosovo before independence, and now advises, among others, South Sudan, the world’s newest state, and island states on climate change negotiations. Carne has also been heavily involved in Occupy Wall Street, where he has helped facilitate a working group that is aiming to set up a new kind of bank – that is democratic, transparent and, above all, accessible to America’s 40m “unbanked” and “underbanked”, who are denied banking services by the for-profit banking industry. Carne is a frequent commentator on international affairs on the BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR and in publications including the Financial Times, the Guardian, The Nation and the Huffington Post. RECORDED LIVE BIF-8 Summit TOTAL RUNNING TIME 14:03

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