Marian Goodell | TEDxTokyo 2014
Inspired by the world renowned annual arts event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, Burning Man has become a global cultural movement with more than 200 representatives on six continents. As the organization’s recently named first CEO, Marian oversees Burning Man’s year-round staff of 65 employees and its annual operating budget of roughly $27 million. Marian first attended the event in 1995 and has been a leader in its production since 1997. She developed the Burning Man Regional Network and is a founding board member of the Burning Man Project, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and Black Rock Solar. Marian is currently leading her organization’s efforts to facilitate and extend the Burning Man ethos around the globe.