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Saturday, October 13 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
True Story

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In this engaging session, three nonfiction authors will present their work,TED-style, in a fast-paced presentation. Like TED, we will be videotaping them for inclusion on the Ideas in Action website, so the authors will be in top form. Salk Institute biologist Dr. Satchin Panda will present his electrifying scientific work from The Circadian Code. He explains how your body’s circadian clock works and how you can use this knowledge to treat many conditions. Rachel Slade will tell the tragic tale of the sinking of the El Faro from her book, Into the Raging Sea, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Owing to the existence of 26 hours of recorded conversation among the crew before the ship sank off the coast of the Bahamas, Slade was able to construct a harrowing account of dreadful decision-making. John Kaag, author of Hiking with Nietzsche, tells a deeply personal story of how his search for wisdom led him on two journeys to the mountains above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra. These three fascinating and vastly different presentations will be hosted by John Werner, founder of Ideas in Action and curator of TEDxBeaconStreet.

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John Werner

John Werner has taken a career as an innovator in a multitude of directions. He is currently a vice president at Meta Co., an augmented reality tech company, but he started his career in education. He was a founding member of Citizen Schools, an extended-day middle-school program... Read More →

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John Kaag

John Kaag is a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Although he has written a number of books, he is best known for American Philosophy: A Love Story (2016). The book was selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an NPR Best Book of... Read More →
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Satchin Panda

Satchin Panda is a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm research. He is a professor in the Regulatory Biology Department at the Salk Institute and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Panda is a Pew... Read More →
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Rachel Slade

Rachel Slade has a long history as a Boston journalist and has recently embarked on a new career as an author of narrative nonfiction. From 2007 to 2017, Slade was a writer and editor at Boston magazine, holding the titles of home design editor, senior editor, articles editor, and... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Emmanuel Parish Hall 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA