About TEDx

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.



Session 1         2:00PM – 3:30PM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Basford & Sejla Ceri

Whose Crisis Is It?

Pat Samples

Your Aging Body is a Great Read

Dr. Kelly Pylkas-Bock

            Teachers as Civil Disobedients

TED Talk: Ariana Curtis

Break              3:30PM – 3:45PM

Session 2         3:45PM – 5:00PM

TED Talk: OluTimehin Adegbeye

Dr. Johnanna Ganz 

Sustaining a Health Occupational Identity

Jasmine Lee  

The Meme-ing of Life

Dr. James Densley

How Social Media Changed Our Relationship with Violence

Break              5:00PM – 6:15PM

Session 3         6:15PM – 7:40PM

TED Talk: Kavita Ramdas

Jessica Yang  

How I Became My Own Research Participant?

Shelby St. Pierre

Relationships After Rape

Marko Dewhurst  

Finding the New Normal: Are We Healed or Healing?

Break              7:40PM – 7:55PM

Session 4         7:55PM – 9:00PM

TED Talk: Tara Houska

Zan Christ    

The Value of Multi Faith Work

Dr. Jillian Peterson  

How We Can All Prevent Mass Shooting

Julia Albrecht  

How Peas Will Save the Planet

Closing Remarks