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Momentum Builds around First-Ever TEDxWallStreet event with Inclusion of Host and Four Additional Renown Speakers

FORTUNE Executive Editor Stephanie Mehta to host event, joined by newly announced speakers Doug Dachille, David S. Rose, Jeff Hoffman and Rahaf Harfoush
 
TEDxWallStreet to Celebrate the March 30th event by Ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange
 
New York, March 26, 2012 – The Organizers of TEDxWallStreet, a not-for-profit event, announce the host and final four speakers that will complete the already exciting line-up of speakers at this first-ever event.  The conference will convene at the New York Stock Exchange on March 30th where ground-breaking thought leaders and innovators will present to 300 business, social and academic influencers, as well as a global audience via live webcast.  The discussion will focus on “Redefining Success,” in a new age within the Wall Street community and beyond.  To celebrate this event, organizers of TEDxWallStreet will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
 
Stephanie Mehta, executive editor at FORTUNE, will serve as the event’s host.  Mehta directs technology, international and Washington coverage for the magazine, and contributes to its overall editorial direction, as well as its live events. She was recently recognized by the National Council for Research on Women as one of 30 leaders changing the world’s view of women and advancing women’s issues.
 
The four additional speakers that will participate include:

• Doug Dachille, Co-Founder and CEO of First Principles Capital Management
• David S. Rose, Founder of New York Angels and Associate Founder of Singularity U
• Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder of ColorJar and Former CEO of Priceline YardSale
• Rahaf Harfoush, Author and Digital Foresight and Innovation Strategist
 
These leaders in innovation complete the original speaker line-up of:

• Alexa Von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest
• Don Tapscott, Best-Selling Author, most recently of MacroWikinomics
• Jeff Stewart, Founder and CEO of Lenddo
• Jim Cramer, Host of CNBC’s Mad Money
• Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, Creators and Performers of Witness Uganda: The Musical, Winner of the 2012 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater
• Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst
• Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Founder of Fuel Outdoor
• Scott Shay, Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank
 
This event will be streamed live for free to the global TEDx audience via www.TEDxWallStreet.com. TEDxWallStreet is an independently organized TED event that was conceived to provide a single platform and a global stage for the brightest, most inspiring minds in and around the Wall Street community. 
 
Newly announced partners of TEDxWallStreet include the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division, Props for Today, Hybrid Investment Management, Stonegate Capital Partners and Levy Lighting NYC. 
 
WL Ross & Co. is the Lead Sponsor of this event.  A reception following the TEDxWallStreet event will be sponsored by Yahoo! Finance.  The IDEA Lounge sponsor is Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, and the Technology and Website sponsor is Experience-Interaction. Additional sponsors include Moss Inc., FTI Consulting, International Print Group, Gar Wood Securities LLC, e2 Marketing, The OTC Space, The Financial Services Club, Paradigm Capital Group, Opalesque, Carbon NYC, Hedge Fund Association, and Covestor Ltd.
 
To learn more about this event and to apply for tickets, please visit http://tedxwallstreet.com/tickets.
 
Follow TEDxWallStreet on Twitter at:  Twitter.com/TEDxWallStreet, or on Facebook at:   Facebook.com/TEDxWallStreet
 
 
Media Contacts
TEDxWallStreet
Hollis Rafkin-Sax
917.509.0255
hollis@tedxwallstreet.com
 
NYSE Euronext
Keara Everdell
212.656.2159
keverdell@nyx.com
 
 
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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.)
 
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
 
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
 
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED
 
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.