SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 8-9, 2020
MAY 8-9, 2020
THE WORLD’S LARGEST
Converge. Create. Elevate.
CEO , Boma Global, Founder TEDx
FIRESIDE CHAT, FRONTIERS IN EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY
Lara Stein is the Co-Founder and CEO of Boma, a global network of local partners offering transformational learning experiences (events, executive programs, workshops, etc.) for leaders and changemakers of today and tomorrow so that, in a world of dramatic and continuous change we can be more intentional and intelligent about the future. Prior to founding Boma. Lara was Managing Director at Singularity University where she was responsible for Singularity University's global expansion. Stein was also the Executive Director of Women’s March Global, the global sister organization of Women’s March, Inc. in the US. Lara was also the founder and director of the TEDx program at the TED Conferences. In 2007, she lead the effort to bring TED to the world by developing a program that granted free licenses to third parties to organize independent TED-like events. In the first five years of TEDx, Ms. Stein grew the program into a global phenomenon with more than 40,000 talks given at more than 8,000 TEDx events in 1,200 cities in 133 countries. By Dec. 2013, eight TEDx events, on average, were being organized every day in one of 133 countries. Under Stein's leadership, TED expanded to include TEDxWomen, TED events dedicated to women empowerment, and the inclusion of youth audience with the creation of the TEDYouth and TEDxYouth. Stein also created the TEDx corporate event platform, TEDx in a Box. While leading TEDx Ms. Stein simultaneously held the position of Director of the TED Prize. Stein previously acted as the Executive Director of MIT ReACT, an institute-wide organization at MIT dedicated to developing a global educational platform for displaced populations and refugees. Stein has also held leadership roles at Microsoft, Marvel, iXL, and WGBH. She currently sits on the board of Equality Now, a non-profit that fights for legal and systemic change and addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world and Lalela, an organization dedicated to the education of youth through the arts.