Archive for Talks

Paige Chenault – The Joy Triangle – TEDxSMU 2016

Using real-world examples taken from her experiences as a mom, an event planner, and founder of a non-profit, Paige Chenault challenges her listeners to initiate JOY. It isn’t an accident – JOY happens when you show up. It happens when you make yourself part of a community. And it happens when you commit to something [...]

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Thom Browne – Pencils at Desks: The State of Innovation in American Education – TEDxSMU 2016

Tracing the rate of American innovation over the last 100 years leaves one noticing that somehow K-12 Education got left off the bus. This linguistically engaging and humorous education policy poetic performance by writer, educator, and designer Thom Browne, combines spoken word, American history, and vivid imagery to paint a comparative timeline of K-12 Education [...]

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June Blount – Fiddling: An Evolving Musical Language – TEDxSMU 2016

Fiddling has evolved from ancient Celtic origins like a language, resulting in distinct American “dialects” such as Bluegrass and continues to evolve to this day. June Blount is a modern fiddle duo featuring a 6-time fiddle champion/Killdares fiddler & classically trained violinist with a combined 30+ years experience performing private events and concerts. www.juneblount.com

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Norman Beck – One Piece of Advice I Hope You Never Use – TEDxSMU

How a gambler saw the world, sought information from odd places and was able to win when everything was at stake. Norman Beck is a man who wears many hats. He is a speaker, writer, and magician when not working full time at SCA promotions in Dallas, where he is Vice President of claims and [...]

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Willie Baronet – It’s Just us – TEDxSMU 2016

During a cross country sign buying trip in July of 2014, Willie bought a homeless sign from Eddie Dunn in Philadelphia, and their conversation was featured in the documentary SIGNS OF HUMANITY. At the time Eddie was using heroin and living under a bridge. In February of 2016, after a year and a half of [...]

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Aaron Diggins – ILL.u-min-AT.e – TEDxKids@SMU 2016

The path towards illuminating the world begins with a four-step process: First, recognize that you are ILL—unwavering confidence in yourself, an unshakable belief that you are worthy of being listened to; second, u, manipulate ideas naturally—brainstorm freely, consider unconventional ways of employing your ideas in order to accomplish tasks; third, ATtempt, ATtempt, ATtempt—eagerly attempt those [...]

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Jonathan Cope – Be Original – TEDxKids@SMU 2016

Jonathan Cope says music is a universal language that is used to communicate, empower and heal others. Cope was inspired through music and technology, and encourages his audience to pursue their passions while making a difference in the lives of others. Jonathan is a composer from Dallas, Texas, who writes a variety of classical, inspirational [...]

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Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin – It Is About Time – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

Encouraging more young women to run for political office. At the rate we are going, it will take 100 years to reach gender parity in elected positions across the United States. Margo McClinton Stoglin, Texas State Director. Margo comes to IGNITE from a long career in the non-profit and educational sectors, with experience in operations, [...]

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Lynn McBee – Raise your hand for the POWER of PAGS (Public All-Girls Schools) – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

There is POWER in the public/private partnership in public education. It’s a fundamental shift in how we educate our children, and that’s what we’re doing at the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Our Network supports 8 PUBLIC all-girls schools in Texas with PRIVATE enhancement dollars strategically placed in three key areas to prepare our girls to [...]

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Jan Langbein – Do Battered Women Eat Spam? – TEDxSMUWomen 2016

Every 9 seconds in this country a woman is assaulted by someone who says he loves her, by someone who says its her fault, and by someone who tries to tell everyone else that it is none of their business. Domestic violence – the leading cause of injury to women in the United States – [...]

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