TEDxSMULive 2015

Please join us Tuesday, March 17 for a full day of simulcast talks live from TED 2015!

FREE and open to public- SMU and Dallas community welcome! Join us for one talk, one session or the whole day and bring a friend! Sessions, times and speakers listed below.

Location: Palmer Conference Center in Caruth Hall, room 406 on the SMU campus

10:30 am – 12:15 pm Session 2: What Are We Thinking?

Laura Schulz Cognitive scientist
Jason Padgett Geometric artist
David Eagleman Neuroscientist
Daniel Kish Perceptual navigation specialist
Donald Hoffman Cognitive scientist 


1:00 – 2:45 pm Session 3: Machines That Learn

Fei-Fei Li Computer scientist
Rajiv Maheswaran Researcher
Chris Urmson Robotocist
Jim Simons Philanthropist, mathematician
Nick Bostrom Philosopher 


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm “Truth and Dare at SMU” Campus Conversation

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Session 4: Out of This World

Alan Eustace Stratospheric explorer
Fred Jansen Space explorer
Sara Seager Exoplanet expert
Nathalie Cabrol Planetary explorer
Stephen Petranek Technology forecaster 


6:00 – 7:00 pm TEDxSMU Student Dinner

SMU students, join us for dinner while we watch a TEDxSMU 2014 talk and hold a discussion. Then hang around for the last live session from TED 2015, Session 5: “Life Stories”

7:00  - 8:45 pm Session 5: Life Stories

Anand Giridharadas Author
Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Martine Rothblatt Transhumanist
Joey Alexander Jazz pianist
Dave Isay Story collector

*TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program, launched by TED in 2010. TEDxLive events are TEDx events built around the live webcast of TED Conferences. TEDxLive events enable TED enthusiasts all over the world to experience live sessions of the TED Conference. Some are simple viewing events, and some host live speakers.