TEDxSMU 2013: And Then…

2013 was a great year! We can’t thank our speakers, sponsors, volunteers and attendees enough!

 

Our 2013 speaker line-up

Dr. Judith Allen, Psy.D.

Education innovator

Dallas Communities in Schools, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

 

Dr. Kenneth Berry

Robotics education specialist

Assistant Director of the Science and Engineering Education Center, University of Texas at Dallas

 

Dr. Eric G. Bing

Visionary global health researcher and distinguished professor

Bush Institute, Director of Global Health

Professor of Global Health Applied Physiology and Wellness, Simmons School at SMU

 

Dr. Fred Chang

International cyber security expert

Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security and computer science professor, Lyle School of Engineering at SMU

Senior fellow, John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

 

Rachael Chong

Visionary in the field of giving

Catchafire, Founder and CEO

 

Dan Goods

Master visual communicator

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Visual Strategist

 

Devonric Johnson

Actor, athlete, SMU alumnus and mentor

Brothers by Choice, Founder

 

Afshan Khan

Passionate advocate for women

President and Chief Executive Officer, Women for Women International

 

Dave Lieber

Humorist, storyteller and award-winning columnist

Writer, Dallas Morning News

 

Pamela Nelson

Full-time care partner

Dallas Artist and Art Advocate

 

Biff F. Palmer, M.D.

Professor, physician and has conquered the world’s seven highest summits

Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Rena Pederson

Journalist, author and foreign relations guru

Former speechwriter, U.S. Department of State

 

Vanessa Ramirez

Education game changer and champion of teachers and students

Director, KIPP Alumni Association, KIPP Houston Public Schools

 

Andres Ruzo

Geothermal scientist and science communicator

PhD Candidate, SMU Geothermal Lab and Young Explorer, National Geographic

 

LyAnna Johnson Smith

Former politico and foster parent

Graduate Student, Perkins School of Theology at SMU

 

Michael J. Sorrell

Revolutionary college president and architect of the new urban college model

President, Paul Quinn College

 

Katie Spotz

Adventurer and clean water champion

Founder, Row for Water

 

Nicole Stewart

Dallas arts leader, actress and master storyteller

Founder, Oral Fixation

 

Dr. Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D.

Neuroscience researcher and sleep gene genius

Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, HHMI, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Two Bit Circus

Artisanal engineering for amusement and education

Brent Bushnell & Eric Gradman

 

Patrick M. Walsh

Former Blue Angel pilot and four-star Admiral U.S. Navy (Ret.)

President, Strategic Programs at Academic Partnerships

 

DaVerse Lounge

Spoken word poetry

 

The University of Texas at Austin Musical Theatre Ambassadors

Musical theatre performance