Archive for Talks

Ann Ranson – Celebrating Age – TEDxSMU 2015

While baby boomers may deny they are aging, that denial robs them of the very perks that aging brings, such as permission to be authentic. With age comes wisdom, freedom and an understanding of what is truly important in life. Embracing age is an art to be savored and celebrated lest we reach our end [...]

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Mant Hawkins – What Would You Do If You Could Make Buildings Talk? – TEDxSMU 2015

4D Circle has created a new system of digitizing commercial real estate that allows people, business and natural resources to profit better together than apart. Mant Hawkins explains the remarkable results of 4D Circle’s work that rapidly increases commercial real estate value (the economic engine). Partnering with innovative thinkers like the Fort Worth Police Officer’s [...]

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Seth Fairchild – Native American Oral Storytelling & History – TEDxSMU 2015

Through this initiative we share the history of our people in their voice, as seen through their eyes. We focus on everyday lives of Choctaws through pivotal moments in history, exploring topics such as the Civil Rights movement, boarding school initiatives, and relocation efforts. We gather oral accounts of what it was like to be [...]

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Tania Luna – The Wonder Habit – TEDxSMU 2015

As a society, we’re very good at knowing but not very good at not knowing – being comfortable with surprise and uncertainty. What are the dangers of certainty and the benefits of embracing uncertainty? And how do we get better at cultivating a habit of wondering? Tania Luna is a leadership trainer at LifeLabs New [...]

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TEDxKids@SMU 2015 Highlights

TEDxKids@SMU is a one-of-a-kind experience and the first ever TED style conference for kids. Middle school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade from across North Texas come to the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Arts District to engage with big ideas and great conversations. This day is dedicated to kids; adults are asked [...]

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Joaquin Zihuatanejo – Write Club: Art of Teaching Students How to Write Their Wrongs – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Write Club is an idea by award winning teacher and World Poetry Slam Champion, Joaquín Zihuatanejo to provide a platform for young people who love writing as much, if not more than they love football. Write Club is a place for all of the beautifully odd students who write poetry to gather and feel safe [...]

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Parish Episcopal School NASA Rover Team – Daunted & Lost? Roll On!! – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Parish NASA Rover Team members Sophie Alford, Katie Wall, Whitney Wheeler, and Madalyn White share the challenging journey the team has taken the last two years. As a first year team that finished near last place with a rover that didn’t roll, who with hard work and resilience transformed themselves into a competitive team that [...]

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Ryan Bones – Dr. YOU: Understanding Your Very Own Superpower – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Did you know your body is incredible? No, like REALLY incredible? It is actually innately designed to self-heal and self-regulate. That’s right, you have your very own superpower! You have the amazing ability to keep yourself healthy. It’s called Innate Intelligence, and it’s the power that coordinates and repairs your body, without you ever having [...]

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Shaunessy Renker – Evolution of Music – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Shaunessy is very passionate for music and would like to pursue the violin for a career. She will be speaking over the evolution of music and how much it has changed since the Renaissance period. Shaunessy will also be playing Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll, accompanied by piano. Shaunessy Renker is a 10th grader [...]

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Tara Conner – Curiosity Saves the Cat – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

In this talk, Tara will playfully speak to why intellectual curiosity is so important to both kids and adults alike. She pulls from her own experience and tells stories about being dyslexic and her fascination with learning new things. She believes that people with dyslexia have a natural ability to be more curious about the [...]

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