Archive for December, 2011

Sam Youdal – TEDxSMU 2011

Sam Youdal is a Director at KPMG in Houston, TX, and believes that global coordination is one way to help mitigate and navigate chaos created when natural disasters occur.

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Vladimir Jovanovic – Seeing What’s Behind You – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Vladimir Jovanovic is an immigrant to the US. He has lived in the DFW Metroplex area for the past 15 years, and goes to college at Southern Methodist University. He studies Computer Science and Psychology with plans to further his education in graduate school. His academic interests vary from astronomy to data mining and biology. [...]

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Maya Ajmera – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Maya is one of the world’s most eloquent voices for children’s rights globally as a social entrepreneur and celebrated children’s book author. She is the founder of The Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit organization that invests in innovative community-based organizations serving the most vulnerable children and youth of the world. The Global Fun for [...]

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Simon Cohen – Building Bridges – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Simon Cohen is a freshman, majoring in visual arts, at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas. He has a broad range of interests ranging from architecture to competitive power knitting, but is particularly interested in the integration of engineering and aesthetics in design. Outside of school, he practices tae [...]

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Sharon & Sam Blumberg – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Sharon Blumberg is a mom, artist, volunteer, and entrepreneur. She loves hiking, biking, yoga, and the arts. Her passion is to use art to inspire kids to dream big. She is the founder of a new brand called CHOOZE, whose mission is not only to encourage kids to be extraordinary, but to engage kids in [...]

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Tierney Thys – For the Fish! – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Tierney Thys is ardent ocean scientist, conservationist, media producer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer. After receiving her PhD studying fish biomechanics at Duke University, she became enthralled with the power of film to teach science and convey conservation messages. As Director of Research at Sea Studios Foundation in California, she made films for National Geographic [...]

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Tali Marx – Getting a Global View – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Tali Marx is 18 and a senior at Thomas Edison State College. She is a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, super-nerd, and idealistic dreamer. She has a diverse background in the arts and is passionate about historical reenactment, cultural studies, and European folk music. A lover of world travel, she has visited 14 countries. Since childhood, Talitha [...]

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Bo Hughes – Life After TEDxKids – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Bo Hughes, a current ninth grader at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX, attended TEDxKids @SMU last year with St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas. While here, he heard Will Watson, an ambassador for Falling Whistles, speak and share his inspiring story. Falling Whistles is an organization that works to eliminate and rehabilitate child [...]

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Elise Ballard – Epiphanies! – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Elise is an actress, independent filmmaker, author and creator of EpiphanyChannel.com. She started her career in entertainment working as an actress before moving into production work. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut, Lord of the Wiens: A Dachumentary, a movie about the annual Wiener Dog Races in Buda, TX, became a cult hit and still sells [...]

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Jeff Fulgham – Water for the Future – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Jeff recently joined Banyan Water as the CSO (Chief Sales, Service, Strategy and Sustainability Officer). Banyan Water is a private equity-backed firm transforming the water management landscape. Banyan is building an enterprise water management platform—addressing water scarcity and infrastructure damage—for private customers at the end points of the water grid. Banyan is accelerating its go-to-market [...]

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