Archive for Talks

Stan Greene Recites an Ode to Pluto at TEDxSMU 2009

Our favorite 45-second (yes, 45-second!) TEDxSMUTalk ever. Enjoy Stan Greene, Director of the Davinci School, as he gives an Ode to Pluto post its demotion from planetary status.

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Tanya Pinto – Baal Dan Means Thank You – TEDxSMU 2009

Raised in India, Dubai and Australia, Tanya graduated from Australia’s Curtin University in 1998. She began working for The Richards Group in 1999, the nation’s largest independent branding agency. In 2005, Tanya took a sabbatical to work in an orphanage in India. Tanya’s experience working at Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Calcutta was life-changing and she [...]

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Rives Tells a Tale of Trespassing – TEDxSMU 2009

Flat pages can’t contain Rives’ storytelling, even when paper is his medium. The pop‑up books he creates for children unfold with surprise. On stage, his poems burst in many directions, too, exposing multiple layers and unexpected treats: childhood memories, grown‑up humor, notions of love, of what is lost forever, and of what’s still out there [...]

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Dave Weaver Asks “What’s a TED?” at TEDxSMU 2009

Dave Weaver is an ad agency president, a relentless self-experimenter, a provocateur, long-time TEDster, and…according to many, “a darn nice guy.” Dave Weaver joined Cheil-owned “One Agency” as President in January 2011. A native Iowan, Dave is a 20-year advertising and marketing veteran. He has conceived and implemented marketing programs and advertising campaigns that have [...]

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