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TEDxSMU Tuesday 1.18.11

As a follow up to our conversation about Haiti and the challenges it faces in rebuilding, we’ve put together a list of resources for further exploration in the areas of architecture/engineering, politics, healthcare, and microfinance. Architecture/Engineering Haiti’s Quake, One Year Later: It’s the Rubble, Stupid! Time, January 12, 2011 “[Rubble removal] requires massive funding, and [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesdays

TEDxSMU Tuesdays are off to a great start! In collaboration with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab, we’re presenting a TEDTalk and facilitating engaging discussions with members of the SMU and Dallas communities. We’ll host this brown bag series every Tuesday of the spring semester. The topic changes every week, so join us as often as [...]

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Amazing talks from TEDxKIDS @SMU

Check out the fabulous talk from Daniella Willis, a junior at the Oakridge Academy in Arlington, TX. Daniella competed in the Brave New Voices competition last summer in Los Angeles, and joined us at TEDxKIDS @SMU to share some of her poetry. Then, Mick Ebeling tells us a story that sounds impossible (NOT!) — the [...]

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TEDxKIDS @SMU – the results are in!

The results of TEDxKIDS @SMU 2010 continue to amaze and inspire us. At the conference, we saw 300 middle school students learning about evolution courtesy of a Canadian rapper, believing in the impossible through the EyeWriter, supporting peers who spoke about micro-lending, politics, poetry. The energy in the room was infectious, even catching Mayor Tom [...]

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Wrapping Up – TEDxSMU 2010

We got a chance to see more than 20 great speakers and performers on Saturday at TEDxSMU. Amid such a diverse group, there were still several key themes running through the day TEDxSMU. Importance of the Arts Our venue at TEDxSMU 2010 was a testament to how important the arts are. Yet many of our [...]

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Session #3: Link Roundup

Ray Zahab: Impossible2Possible website Stephen Mills: Ballet Austin website Footnotes for Lost/The Holocaust and Humanity Project Andres Diaz: Andres Diaz official website Cari Guittard Business for Diplomatic Action website Omar Jahwar: Vision Regeneration website David Stern: Temple Emanu-El website – John Keehler

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Interview: Mick Ebeling

We got the chance to ask a few questions to one of our speakers, Mick Ebeling. His talk is session #1 was today was about the project that started The Not Impossible Foundation, The Eyewriter, for his friend, the famous street artist and ALS patient, Tempt. You spoke about the powerful impression yesterday’s TEDxKids session [...]

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Live Blogging at TEDxSMU, third session

6:00pm: And with Rabbi Stern’s words still ringing, Andres Diaz concludes this year’s TEDxSMU. Thanks to all those who have been reading our updates. Don’t forget to comment, and to carry on your own TEDx experience, at future conferences, or better, in your own lives. -MK 5:59pm: “May the lath that we see before us [...]

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Session #2 Link Roundup

Roger Black: New York Times on Roger Black’s Texas ranch Jim LeDuc: Galveston National Laboratory website Bill Lively: Super Bowl XLV Host Committee North Texas website Anne Pasternak: Creative Time website Nathan Huntoon: SMU SkunkWorks Program Website – John Keehler

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Live Blogging at TEDxSMU, afternoon session

2:29PM: John Prince-Ramus with his second act, explaining the insane modulation of the Wyly. This building is alive with inner workings that move stages and seats with ease. 2:25PM: Bill Lively and Josh Prince-Ramus lead us in our own rendition of Happy Birthday. 600 people in the Wyly, on their feet, singing Happy Birthday to [...]

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