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TEDxUTD2014

Challenges & Initiatives

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Challenges & Initiatives

Each of us face challenges every day that we tackle alone, or with our friends and family. However, there are bigger challenges out there — challenges like shortages of food, or our impact on the environnment — that we have to all tackle together. We're bringing those challenges to light, along with the initiatives to help tackle them.

TEDxUTD2014 Speakers

Albert Ok

ALBERTOK

How I Flipped My Perspective on Life, Literally

A talk on overcoming fears one’s through the use martial arts, with a sample performance of his trademark flip, his personal metaphor for this activity.

Vaibhav Prakash

VAIBHAVPRAKASH

Using RFID to Make Buildings Smarter and More Environmentally Friendly

A talk on using RFIDs & other tracking technology to gain insights on the environment and save energy, touching on a range of topics inclufing cybersecurity, big data, and sustainability.

Caitlynn Fortner

CAITLYNNFORTNER

Feeding the Future with MAS & GMOs

A biotech-focused talk on using Genetically Modified Foods and Market Assisted Selection to solve food shortages & make food better.

Dr. Shawn Carraher

DR.SHAWNCARRAHER

Using Strategic Goal Setting to Differentiate Yourself

A business-oriented talk on using principles of organizational behavior, international business, and operations management to help make your goals clearer using an effective seven-principle strategy.

Dr. Paul Fishwick

DR.PAULFISHWICK

Finding Computing in Everyday Objects

A talk about the ubiquity of computing in even the most mundane things we take for granted, as well as the visualization of computing into works of art.

Team Member

RAM
SANKARANAYARAYANAN
& DR.USHAPERI


PRANA

A talk about using meditation to gain focus, calm, and control over one’s life.

With peformances by Dhunki, South Asian A Capella

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TEDxUTD2014 Conference Organizers

Executive Board
SRIKANTCHARI President

STEVENYU Vice President

JAPNEETKHOLI Secretary

JENNIFERNGUYEN Historian

SAMMIEBHUJEL Treasurer
Event Planning Team
ERICCHEN Director of Events

JAVIERFERNANDEZ-HAN Speaker Coach

ADAMMENDONÇA Coordinator

GEETHIKANANDAM Stage Designer
Technology Team
IZUCHUKWUELECHI Director of Technology

SAARARAJA Blogger
Marketing Team
ANUPAMKUMAR Director of Marketing

RAHULTHAKKAR Facebook Community Manager

SUMANTHNELLURU Sponsor Relations

KARANBINDRA Viewing & Discussion Coordinator

KEVALIBHAKTA Coordinator


With special thanks to
ANNABELLACAVELLO, MICHELLEABUDA, CHRISELROD, and DR.McCLAINWATSON