Archive for Talks

Grace Gilker – TEDxKids @SMU 2010

Grace is a freshman at The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, where she is active in sports, theater and music. She is also active in the Youth Group and the Youth Choir at First United Methodist Church. Over the past four years, she has been a delegate to the General Elementary Model United Nations, and [...]

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Connor Brantley – TEDxKids @SMU 2010

Connor Brantley attends McLean Middle School in Fort Worth, TX. Connor is a Presidential history, government, and political enthusiast. His political experience includes interning on a gubernatorial campaign, volunteering on a Presidential campaign and working at a state party convention. Connor also enjoys working in the community. He co-organized a pet food drive and worked [...]

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Ray Zahab @ TEDxKids @SMU 2010

On November 1, 2006 Ray and two other runners set out on an epic expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. One hundred and eleven days and 7500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, they completed their journey by dipping their toes into the Red Sea. After witnessing and experiencing the water crisis [...]

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SMU Innovation Gym @ TEDxKids @SMU 2010

Austin Hodges is a junior at Southern Methodist University, double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. Austin’s current interests are artificial intelligence programming and biometrics. Austin works as a member of the SMU Biometrics Research Team, where his primary focus is on developing and testing iris recognition algorithms on various platforms. Austin is also an [...]

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Baba Brinkman – TEDxKids @SMU 2010

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian actor and rap artist and former tree‑planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. Baba has received international acclaim for his rap comedy theatre shows, which cover topics as diverse as evolutionary psychology, the Canterbury Tales, democracy, and civil disobedience. Last year he won the Scotsman Fringe First [...]

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Mick Ebeling at TEDxKIDS @SMU 2010

Mick’s quest to make cool stuff has been relentless. For the last 10 years, he and the other insomniacs at The Ebeling Group have been making things like James Bond main titles, Grammy nominated music videos, commercials for Fortune 100 brands, and Cannes Lion winning branded content. Two years ago Mick was inspired by his [...]

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Daniella Willis at TEDxKIDS @SMU 2010

As a junior at The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX, Daniella Willis is already an accomplished poet. Daniella has performed as a slam poet at the Tulisoma Book Fair, Waco Arts Festival, South Dallas Cultural Center, and The Embargo Café. She recently competed in the Brave New Voices National Competition in Los Angeles. She created [...]

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Will Watson at TEDxKIDS@SMU 2010

William Watson was born in 1989 in Sherman, Texas. After graduating from high school, he spent six months in East Africa as a photographer and volunteer before starting university at Sewanee: the University of the South, where he is a double major in International and Global Studies and Art. During his time at Sewanee, Will [...]

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Robert Freling – Electricity & the UN Millennium Development Goals – TEDxSMU’s Live Cast of TEDxChange

Solar Electric Light Fund Executive Director Bob Freling spoke at TEDxSMU’s live cast of TEDxChange about how electricity is crucial to achieving the UN Millenium Development Goals.

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Kyle Martin Shares the Beauty of Barefoot Running at TEDxSMU 2009

During another short audience talk at TEDxSMU 2009, Kyle Martin gave us the skinny on the beauty of barefoot running.

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