Archive for Talks

Maya Ajmera – Helping the Children – TEDxSMU 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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Jeff Fulgham – Clean Water for the Future – TEDxSMU 2011

About Jeff Fulgham: 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 [...]

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Scott Douglas – Making Music – TEDxSMU 2011

Scott Douglas is an SMU professor, researcher, educator and entrepreneur who has had a lifelong passion and interest in sound and music. He developed one of the first successful procedures for the active cancellation of sound in a room over 15 years ago. More recently, he developed mathematical techniques for picking out and recording individual [...]

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Peter Thum – Guns to Jewelry – TEDxSMU 2011

Peter Thum is the founder of Fonderie 47, a company transforming perspectives and saving lives in Africa by disarming conflict zones and remaking AK47s it destroys into jewelry, watches and accessories. To date, Fonderie 47 has destroyed over 3,000 guns in DR Congo. As the founder and president of Ethos™ Water, Peter turned his idea [...]

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Jose Bowen – Beethoven as Bill Gates – TEDxSMU 2011

José Bowen, Dean of the Meadows School at SMU, has taught at Stanford and Georgetown, written over 100 scholarly articles, edited the Cambridge Companion to Conducting, and appeared as a musician in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the US with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin and others. He has written a symphony (nominated for the [...]

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Peter Brown – Art & Designing a City – TEDxSMU2011

Architect Peter Brown works on big ideas for large and small projects. He is principal of Peter Brown Architects, a design and strategy firm that collaborates with clients to transform the way people work, live, learn, create, and enjoy. At any given time you might find Peter in Florida, creating a middle school that moves [...]

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Kate Canales – The Power of Design – TEDxSMU 2011

Kate is a Creative Director at frog, a global design and innovation firm. Her work at frog focuses on design research and creative infrastructure. Kate leads initiatives for clients looking to refine creative strategy or increase innovation capabilities. Prior to frog, Kate spent many years as a content leader at IDEO, frog’s most worthy rival. [...]

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Brent Brown – Building Community – TEDxSMU 2011

Brent Brown, AIA, LEED AP, is a Dallas architect who works daily to balance social, economic and environmental issues by deploying design to enhance livability for all Dallas’ residents. Through his efforts Dallas is re-visioning how it lives, works and plays. In 2005, Mr. Brown founded the buildingcommunity WORKSHOP (bcWORKSHOP), a local nonprofit community design [...]

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Juan Enriquez – Homo Evolutis – TEDxSMU 2011

Juan Enriquez is an experienced business leader, author, and academic who is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He is a Managing Director in Excel Venture Management, a venture capital firm that invests in companies that apply transformative life science technologies to solve problems [...]

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Homaro Cantu – Food You Can Play With – TEDxSMU 2011

Chef Homaro Cantu is an internationally recognized chef and leader in the field of postmodern cuisine and an inventor of futuristic food delivery systems. Chef Cantu graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. After developing his culinary skills at several establishments along the West Coast he traveled to Chicago to work at [...]

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