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ieSonoma 2018: The Myth of Average

June 8, 2018

Jackson Theater @ Sonoma Country Day School

8:45am - 12:15pm

Cost: $25 (discounts available for groups of 10 or more)

Todd Rose was born and raised in northern Utah. After dropping out of high school, he obtained his GED and started attending night classes at a local college. He eventually received his Doctorate in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His talks have been featured at SXSWedu, TedX, Google, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and Apple.

Keynote Speaker

Todd Rose

Todd Rose is the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he leads the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality, as well as Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is also the co-founder of Populace, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society. Todd is the author of The End of Average.


Todd Rose will be joined on the program by an inspiring group of local young innovators.

Youth Innovators:

America Osorio Diaz

Windsor High School


Raquel Guevara-Bolaños

Raquel Guevara-Bolaños is a student at Sonoma State University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Planning with a minor in Sociology. Raquel is an advocate for environmental justice and is passionate about working with marginalized groups.


Emmy O'Brien

Emerald (Emmy) O’Brien is a rising freshman at George Washington University and Associate Program Director of Girls Gone Global: a start-up nonprofit that empowers girls to lead projects to improve the world around them. She has spent her gap year working in Research and Development for Medtronic in Santa Rosa and traveling solo through Asia for four months. 


The program will also feature a presentation highlighting  the 2017-18 ieSonoma Innovation Fund recipients and their innovative projects.

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