Purdue Hosting TEDx Event

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Purdue's independently-organized TED conference will hold its flagship event Saturday in Loeb Playhouse on the West Lafayette campus. TEDxPurdueU's theme for 2016 is "Tear up the Box" which the university says is "about escaping mediocrity wherever it is found."

The fifth annual event will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 1:30. The event will feature eight speakers as well as performers from inside and outside the Purdue community.

The speakers and performers include:

  • Bryan Pijanowski - "Global Soundscapes: A Mission to Record the Earth."
  • Bryce Carlson - "Adapting and Becoming."
  • Cheryl Cooky - "Real Impact of Decreasing Coverage of Women's Sports."
  • Chuck Dietzen - "Maverick Medicine."
  • Dave Kieser - founder and president, Midwest Food Bank.
  • Emily Fogle – "Vulnerability."
  • James Byler - Purdue alumnus, retired Marine, Purple Heart recipient, veteran.
  • Jill Suitor – "Do Mothers Have A Favorite Child?"
  • Jim Miller - "From Purdue to Google, What a long strange journey it has been."
  • Juan Wachs - "Wisdom in Our Hands: What Gestures Tell About Our Intention."
  • Kap Tafifi - Samoan fire knife dancer.
  • Maryam Ghadiri - "Iran: From A Different Lens."
  • Mikel Berger - "Redeeming Entrepreneurship."
  • Taimane - "Extraordinary Hawaiian Ukulelist."
  • Ted Ullrich - "Why Having a Hybrid Skill Set Makes You Unhireable."
  • Tim Newton - Host/MC

Click here for more information on the event.

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