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Repurpose: Roi Maufas at TEDxSaltLakeCity 2.0 by TEDxTalks

Roi has twenty years developing and managing multi-million dollar ventures and is well versed in strategic planning, project management and resource development. He's passionate about inventing and developing technological solutions to existing problems in the building science, automotive and energy fields and has the proven ability to manage complex issues and projects from a large picture perspective while producing excellent highly innovative results. Born in Hampton,Virginia, he grew up urban farming, moving around a lot, and hiding from bullies in libraries. Later, he spent years on the road pursuing his dream as a musician, delivering sailboats, fighting forest fires and working in the film industry. He formed Gorilla Design, (an architecture firm specializing in alternative building solutions) after experiencing hurricane Katrina and the birth of his son. He has a GED and a library card, and lives in Salt Lake City as a husband, a father, and curious human.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)