Archive for Talks

Willie Baronet – Rethinking Home – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Willie is an artist, professor, and life/business coach living in Dallas, TX. For 15 years he owned and managed an advertising design firm, which he sold in 2006. He graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Arts & Technology from UTD. He currently teaches full time in the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU. Willie has [...]

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Adam A. Anderson – Spoken Word Performance – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Adam is pursuing a BFA in theater with a specialization in acting from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. Though currently studying acting, as a child he never thought he would have a future in the arts. Born in Englewood, NJ, his childhood passion was architectural design. But, after moving to Florida and [...]

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Jonathan Wentz – Road to 2012 Paralympics – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Postscript: Sadly, on September 30, 2012, Jonathan suddenly passed away at just 21 years old, and just two weeks after speaking at TEDxSMU. Our TEDxSMU community grieves the loss of such an incredible individual. Jonathan was first put on a horse at the age of two for physical therapy to combat the affects of cerebral [...]

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Shane Pennington – Transcendence (2011 Art Installation)

Shane Pennington’s Transcendence from tedxsmu on Vimeo. Shane Pennington’s Transcendence , engages the core of his artistic inquiries on a new level of spatiality and scale. Using the traditional Karesansui Japanese rock garden as an inspirational template, Pennington transforms the traditionally earth-bound elements of the garden into a dialogue between the environment and humanity. The [...]

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Behind the Scenes at TEDxSMU 2011

Our incredible friends at Wright IMC have been hard at work since September cooking up a behind the scenes video of the conference. Voila! Today we unveil the finished product. Take a look at what it’s like backstage and before the show starting with the TEDxSMU Auditions in October 2011 and ending at this year’s [...]

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TEDxKids @SMU 2011 – A Snapshot

TEDxSMU-Kids from Jim Young on Vimeo. Thanks to long-time TEDster and TEDxSMU Steering Committee member Jim Young for creating this awesome video of TEDxKids @SMU for us!

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TEDxKids @SMU: Imagine That

Ever wondered what happens when you take the TEDx concept and put it in front of 400 middle and high school students? Check out this fantastic video produced by Sneaky Giants about TEDxKids @SMU.

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Jaume Plensa – Art & Form – TEDxSMU 2011

Jaume Plensa, born in Barcelona in 1955, has been working internationally as an artist since 1980. A winner of both national and international awards, Plensa’s prolific work encapsulates themes of globalization and human presence. He has experimented with a number of different mediums such as steel, bronze, synthetic resins, light, alabaster, marble, sound, plastics and [...]

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Jasmin Brand – What Tina & Ike Have in Common with Social Media – TEDxSMU 2011

Jasmin is the Chief Marketing Officer for Brandpointe, a company she launched in 2007 that specializes in connecting individuals and medium sized firms with e-learning and social media solutions. With an extensive background in marketing, sales and consumer engagement, Jasmin is passionate about creating and growing online communities and serves as a social media consultant, [...]

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Bruce Wood and Nycole Ray – The Edge of My Life So Far -TEDxSMU 2011

Bruce makes dances. A nationally acclaimed artistic director, performer, teacher; he has created more than 75 contemporary works over the past 15 years. His choreography is known for its poignant insights into present-day life charged with emotional undercurrents, rich imagery, wide range of subject matter, and audience appeal. At age 16, Wood left his native [...]

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