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Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St NW

On April 14th, TEDxFoggyBottom will feature the innovative ideas of our community’s risk-takers and unconventional change-makers. With our 2018 theme of Fear Itself, we aim to re-examine the concept of fear by presenting talks and performances that cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight speakers who have committed to TEDxFoggyBottom 2018.

Roger Ballentine is the President of Green Strategies Inc. He has previously served as the Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives under President Clinton. In addition to his current position, Roger Ballentine is on multiple committee boards that are centered around renewable and clean energy, as well as sustainability. He has lectured on law at Harvard Law school and is a consistent member of the United States Supreme Court bars located in Connecticut and the District of Columbia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut and Cum Laude from the Harvard Law School.

Tickets for the general public are $20 each and will not be available at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit



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