TEDxSMU 2011: Disruption

We had a great time at this year’s conference! Check out the pictures from TEDxSMU 2011 on Flickr here!

The theme for TEDxSMU 2011 was Disruption. The adults participated in a discussion of events, discoveries and how they impact us personally and as a community.

Jaewon Ahn | Performance

Maya Ajmera | Helping the Children

Belinda Baldwin | The Power of You

Elise Ballard | Epiphanies

Karen Blessen | A Lesson for Peace

Jose Bowen | Beethoven as Bill Gates

Jasmin Brand | What Tina & Ike Have in Common with Social Media

Brent Brown | Building Community

Peter Brown | Art & Designing a City

Kate Canales | The Power of Design

Homaro Cantu | Food You Can Play With

Will Clarke | Disrupting the Cycle of Hazing

Scott Douglas | Making Music

Juan Enriquez | Homo Evolutis

Jeff Fulgham | Clean Water for the Future

Mant Hawkins | A Green, Clean Future?

Lisa Loeb | Performance

Jaume Plensa | Art & Form

Peter Thum | Guns to Jewelry

Bruce Wood and Nycole Ray | The Edge of My Life So Far

Sam Youdal



Bringing together ideas and interesting people from around the world and around the corner, TEDxSMU and TEDxKids @SMU are single-day conferences in Dallas, TX.
TEDxKids @SMU (the first TEDx event designed for students) hosts 350 middle school students for a free four-hour conference, in exchange for completing four hours of community service. TEDxSMU attendees must apply and be selected in order to participate in the full-day conference.


Here’s the TEDxSMU 2011 Date Announcement press release.

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