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TEDxPurdueU 2013: Past, Present, Progress

April 12, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

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TEDxPurdueU 2013 will reflect on the critical times which we currently face, and speakers will present personal experiences and actionable lessons looking forward to a future of progress. The goal of TEDxPurdueU is both to celebrate the knowledge and invention that are hallmarks of Purdue and to explore the possibilities that the future offers. Potential speakers from the Purdue campus can be from any discipline, so long as they have a compelling message about how we, as people, have transitioned from both the successes and failures of the past to the age of innovation that we embrace today.


11:30AM                     Registration Opens
12:30PM                     Doors Open
1:00PM – 3:00PM      Session 1
3:00PM – 4:00PM      Networking Break
4:00PM – 6.30PM      Session 2
7:30PM                        Reception at Sylvia’s Brick Oven

Session #1

Josh Boyd, Be a Traditionist
Riley Avron, Why We Leave Earth
TED Talk
Tim Folta, Myths of Entrepreneurship
Emilia Czyszczon, Passion is Contagious
George Takahashi, Making Educational Virtual Simulations Easily Accessible and Widely Available
Pedro Irazoqui, Autonomous Neural Control
Katie Breedlove, Seeing through the Fog: The Truth about Concussions
Petronio Bendito Collective, Lightscape Tesla_XYZ

Session #2

TED Talk
Gary Bertoline, What to Look for in Great Leaders
Susan Butler, Own Your Future
Tom Torluemke, Expose Yourself
Kyung Yano, Half Step Ahead
Sayuri Yano, Violin Performance
Kartik Ariyur, Defining the Undefinable
Betty Bugusu, Waste Not Want Not: A Weapon for Food Security
TED Talk
Erica Carlson, Are We More Than Our Atoms?
Oren Shatken, The Digital Wait is Over
Michael Zwach, NewSpace: Engineering an Economical Approach to Space Settlement
David Waters, The Oldest Dogs as Our Greatest Teachers: Get the Words Out of Your Eyes
Michael Kelsey, Integrative Guitar Performance

Check out our Speakers page to learn more about this year’s speakers.


April 12, 2013
11:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Loeb Playhouse
Purdue University-Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States


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