Edward Van Gieson
“Meditating with Einstein: Einstein, music, joyful creativity, and the orgasm of God.”
6th Annual Conference
Wednesday, August 16th 2017 at The Queen Theater   MORE INFO

“My ‘idea worth spreading’ deals with how Einstein used music in his creative process—and how ordinary people can use the same process. There are only a few weeks left to go before I speak at the 2017 TEDx Wilmington Conference. Where am I in my preparations?

  • Final Tweaks.  I received feedback on an early version of my talk and made many improvements. I received feedback from three close friends. It was very helpful. I kept the main message of my talk but made it warmer and more interactive.
  • Relaxing into the Final Stretch.  I have done my best to create the best talk I can. I have a lot of practice left ahead but I find that I am beginning to relax. I can’t do much more to improve the content. What I can do is continue to practice, in a relaxed way, such that I will be ready to give the best presentation of my life.
  • Visualization and Other Coaching Tools I find that I am turning to a variety of tools as a form of “self-coaching.” I have watched many TED talks. I have experimented with visualizing myself on the stage, giving a great talk. I affirm, almost every day, that I will give the best talk I possibly can. I believe I have applied almost all of the conventional coaching tools in my preparation. It has surprised me that giving a TEDx talk has reminded me about all sorts of coaching lessons.”

Dr. Edward Van Gieson is a patent attorney in Silicon Valley, where he works with scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to help them patent high-tech inventions. He has 20 years of experience in top Silicon Valley law firms working for a variety of startup clients, midsize companies, and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Van Gieson’s education includes a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. His first career was as a laser research scientist, where he worked at top research labs in Europe and the United States, including IBM’s Zurich research laboratory and the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey. READ MORE

TEDxWilmington 6th Annual Conference : Wednesday, August 16th 2017 at The Queen Theater.  MORE INFO