Archive for Talks

Jaewon Ahn, TEDxSMU 2011

Piano accompaniment by Alberto Peña. Jaewon spent the first twelve years of her life in Korea where she won several competitions, among them the prestigious Strad competition. She was a member of the Cheon-An Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, she moved to Calgary and began studies with John Kadz at the Mount Royal Conservatory. A [...]

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Belinda Baldwin – The Power of You – TEDxSMU 2011

Belinda Baldwin is a Dallas based audience development director for a diversified media group including television, web and mobile. She teaches a graduate level advertising course at SMU and writes on the topic of media, popular culture and social change for a variety of magazines and journals including the Harvard Book Review, The Advocate, Documentary [...]

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Elise Ballard – Epiphanies – TEDxSMU 2011

Elise is an actress, independent filmmaker, author and creator of EpiphanyChannel.com. She started her career in entertainment working as an actress before moving into production work. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut, Lord of the Wiens: A Dachumentary, a movie about the annual Wiener Dog Races in Buda, TX, became a cult hit and still sells [...]

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Karen Blessen – A Lesson for Peace – TEDxSMU 2011

Karen Blessen is the President and Founder of 29 Pieces, a non-profit organization which is about monumental art and monumental change. It is art with a purpose — to uplift, teach and heal. The 29 Pieces refer to 29 large sculptures, inspired by sacred passages from the world’s faith traditions. Currently these exist as drawings [...]

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Will Clarke – Disrupting the Cycle of Hazing – TEDxSMU 2011

Will is the author of Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles and The Worthy from Simon & Schuster. Both novels were selected as The New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and garnered Clarke the title “Hot Pop Prophet” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Will is also the Executive Creative Director at The Integer Group. He lives in [...]

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Mant Hawkins – A Green, Clean Future? – TEDxSMU 2011

Mant Hawkins is the CEO of Enoetics, LLC a high performance energy reduction company that designs and constructs buildings, campuses, and facilities that make more energy than they use. Recently his work has been focused on a disruptive business model that dramatically changes the energy services industry making “net zero” (no utility bill) facilities a [...]

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Lisa Loeb at TEDxSMU 2011

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites and has parlayed that early success into a multi-dimensional career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. Her acclaimed studio releases include the Gold-selling Tails and its follow-up, the Grammy-nominated and [...]

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Sam Youdal – TEDxSMU 2011

Sam Youdal is a Director at KPMG in Houston, TX, and believes that global coordination is one way to help mitigate and navigate chaos created when natural disasters occur.

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Vladimir Jovanovic – Seeing What’s Behind You – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

Vladimir Jovanovic is an immigrant to the US. He has lived in the DFW Metroplex area for the past 15 years, and goes to college at Southern Methodist University. He studies Computer Science and Psychology with plans to further his education in graduate school. His academic interests vary from astronomy to data mining and biology. [...]

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Maya Ajmera – TEDxKids @SMU 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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