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My TEDxSMU Triple Crown

By Amit Banerjee on July 16, 2014 It all started with a field trip to the TEDxKids@SMU conference in 2011 with my English class. We were enjoying listening to the speakers while relaxing on giant bean bags. Suddenly, I hear this “If any audience members would like to introduce a speaker, please come backstage during [...]

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My First TEDxSMU Experience

By Heather Hankamer, Director of TEDxSMU & TEDxKids@SMU on July 8, 2014 October 10, 2009 was not a normal Saturday for me. That morning I was making my way to the SMU campus for what I thought was a typical full-day conference. From the first moment I arrived in the Owen Arts Center lobby I knew [...]

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Bringing TED to SMU

By Jim Young on June 29, 2014 High noon.  April 7, 2009.  Gloria’s on Greenville!  It all started there.  Geoffrey Orsak, then Dean of Engineering at SMU Lyle School of Engineering, attended TED 2009, his first TED Conference a month earlier. (I had attended my nineteenth.) TED Curator Chris Anderson had announced at TED 2009 [...]

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My Roller Coaster

By Howard Goldthwaite on June 12, 2014 Two years ago, I was a finalist for TEDxSMU but I didn’t win. It’s a lot of time and work to compete with all the writing and rehearsing, and you really put yourself out there for people to judge. It’s also a letdown when you don’t win, so [...]

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My 6 Minute Experience

By Allison Graham on June 9, 2014 Speaking last Thursday evening with a group of some of the top minds in Dallas proved to be a bit more intimidating than I initially realized. Firstly, all of the speakers were such titans in their fields and all had a firm grasp on their topics with several [...]

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Spring 2014 Update

It maybe Spring Break here in Dallas, but the TEDxSMU team is hard at work polishing up the website and planning our next events! Check out our calendar for the most up-to-date information: TEDxSMU Calendar Join us for a FREE simulcast of the TED conference from March 17 – 21! Register here: TED Live Tickets

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Connect with TEDxSMU!

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TEDxKids @SMU Auditions

TEDxKids @SMU is back for it’s 5th year at the Dallas City Performance Hall on October 18th! Planning is well underway and now we are looking for a young person to delight us with a short talk or performance! Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 are welcome to submit a video that is no [...]

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TEDxSMU 2012 Program

Here’s a PDF version of the program for this year’s TEDxSMU conference.  If you don’t have a ticket for the live conference next Saturday, be sure to tune in online and watch the livestream right here on our website! TEDxSMU Program

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TEDxSMU Wednesday 8.29.2012

This week we watched Jane McGonigal’s talk: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life.html Books related to the talk: What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by [...]

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