TEDxTU celebrates and cultivates social innovation in New Orleans. Our city is stewing a satisfying gumbo brimming with passion, creativity, and ingenuity. TEDxTU inspires and informs social innovation, makes social change a priority, and connects changemakers within New Orleans.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTU, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxTU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. More About TEDx on TED’s website.
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Our final speaker is New York Times bestselling author, founder of SANE, and nutrition and exercise expert Jonathan Bailor! His acclaimed book The Calorie Myth focuses on using modern science and technology to simplify health. Come hear Jonathan talk!
Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of seven books and numerous articles about New Orleans. Check out his acclaimed twitter account @nolacampanella and find out more about Richard on his website.
How can we restore coastal Louisiana? Come find out!
Photo courtesy of Paula Burch-Celentano
What does it mean to live in the front row of your life? According to Tulane’s twice-elected Undergraduate Student Body President, it means being first in line for any opportunity for creative and meaningful change. Be in the front row to hear Morgan Wittenberg speak at TEDxTU!
The TEDxTU is a great place for artists, educators, and activists to come together and our next speaker happens to be all three! Jackie Sumell, creator of Herman’s House, explores America’s history of institutionalized racism and the use of solitary confinement by the judicial system. Come hear her talk!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the right words can paint a picture in your mind. Our next speaker does just that. He is the verbal visionary, four-time team member of Team Slam New Orleans, and National Poetry Slam champion Justin Lamb!
Want to learn more about Justin Lamb? Check out his website justinpoet.com
Alright, time to unearth our next speaker. TEDxTU is excited to announce that the author of Stocks Under Rocks and founder of the Burkenroad Reports program, Peter Ricchiuti will be speaking this year!
We are proud to announce our next speaker for this year, Trace Hancock!
A Tulane student and Louisiana native, Trace has a passion for connection. Through his collaborative work as a community builder for the popular Instagram account thatLAcommunity, Trace brings artists, creators, and creatives together.
Come hear Trace’s take on the role social media plays in the complex ways we connect with each other.
Our next speaker is a visual story teller and the creator of NOLAbeings, Claire Bangser! Through photo and video, Claire helps people and organizations create narratives. She loves collaboration, exploration, and those small unexpected moments of indescribable beauty.
On top of her freelance work, Claire also teaches summer photography for National Geographic Student Expeditions and acts as the Creative Media Director for Balyolu, a food tourism business in Turkey.
We are finally ready to begin revealing our speakers!
Our first speaker is the CEO of Zimmerman Advertising and Up With People alumnus, Michael Goldberg. As head of one of the largest ad agencies in the country, Michael applies his background in theatre and psychology to lead his company in representing many of the best known brands in the US.