Camille A. Brown, renowned for her intrinsically rhythmic choreography and narrative style, has been named a TED2015 Fellow. As a member of this class of movers and shakers, the fellows will have access to the exclusive private network of change-makers, unique skill-building workshops and the mentorship of world-renowned experts. Ms. Brown is among 21 other fellows who were selected and range from biologists, journalists, photographers, social entrepreneurs, technology innovators, a chef, policy analyst, opera singer, astrophysicist, paleontologist, and more. The 21 game-changing fellows represent 15 countries and will attend the 2015 TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada, March 16-20, 2015.
“I’m overwhelmed by this honor and thrilled for this opportunity to be inspired by and collaborate with the TED fellows of 2015,” said Camille A. Brown. “I’m thankful to be in a position to share my vision and voice as an African American woman through choreography that explores my personal observations on American life, gender, race and culture, and I look forward to sharing my passion with TED.”
Fellows have the opportunity to attend exclusive 3-day fellow-only workshops, attend the 2015 TED conference in Vancouver, and participate in the TED Fellows community over the 12-month fellowship timeline. Camille A. Brown will also have the opportunity to deliver a TED Talk on her research and arts outreach around cultural, gender and social justice issues. The full list of fellows can be found on the TED website, http://blog.ted.com/2014/12/17/meet-the-new-class-of-2015-ted-fellows-and-senior-fellows/
The TED Fellows Program, which was founded in 2007, now consists of over 300 members. TED Fellows are part of an exclusive community for life. After their fellowship year is over, ten of the forty fellows are chosen for the two-year TED Senior Fellows program, in which they will tour to four additional conferences. Many TED Fellows have received millions of dollars in funding as a result of the exposure of the TED network. TED Fellows experience increased clarity of mission, improved self-esteem and renewed senses of personal sustainability. Over the history of the program, Fellows have developed major collaborations with each other.