TEDxSMU 2014 Auditions


Thank you to everyone who came out for  TEDxSMU 2014 Auditions.  We  had a sell out crowd again this year!  Thank you Life in Deep Ellum for providing a wonderful space for our Auditions.  We hope you will join us for our annual TEDxSMU conference on November 1st at Dallas City Performance Hall!

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners, Allison Graham and Howard Goldthwaite!!

Emcee: Dave Lieber http://www.tedxsmu.org/talks/dave-lieber-tedxsmu-2013/

Judges: Claire St. Amant http://dallas.culturemap.com/author/claire_st_amant/articles/

Jason Roberts: http://teambetterblock.com/about/

Pictures from Auditions can be viewed here

2014 speakers and their topics:

Matt Bull | Why Advertisers should (and shouldn’t) Fear America’s New Hunger for Purpose

Evan Carr | The Power of I Don’t Know

Penelope Clayton Smith | How can Supercomputers Capture the Imagination of Our Students?

Betsy del Monte | Philanthropy of the Brain

Melanie Ferguson | 13 Ways of Looking at Dallas

Howard Goldthwaite | A Banjo Player Overcomes the PR Disaster of the Movie Deliverance

Allison Graham | Social Media makes us Unsocial

Douglas Newby | When the Impossible Becomes Possible

Dan Sturdivant | Freshly Grown Eggs

Buddy Teaster | One Man’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

Frances Yllana | How and Why Designers Can Change the World