TEDxNorthwesternU has speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds giving presentations on topics from medicine to morality and psychology to the solar system. Join them on April 12, 2014 as they share their ideas and research. For more information on our speakers, please visit www.tedxnorthwesternu.com.
A day of engaging speakers dedicated to ideas worth spreading.
TEDxNorthwesternU is held in the McCormick Tribune Center on the campus of Northwestern University.
Public seating is limited to 100 ticketholders for each session, with overflow seating available in room 217 of the adjacent Fisk Hall where guests can view a livestream of the talks.
Saturday, April 12, 9 AM - 5 PM with performances, breaks between sessions, and a reception from 5-6 PM
SESSION I, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
• Eli Finkel, professor of psychology, “What Would a Successful Matchmaking Algorithm Look Like?”
• Parag Gupta, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science doctoral student, “12 Years, Huh?”
• Jackson Walker, Weinberg student, “Finding Your Long Lost Twin”
• Marissa Jackson, Weinberg alumnus, “Human Rights, Sankofa and The Power of Paradigms.”
SESSION II, from noon to 2:30 p.m.
• Shane Larson, research associate professor of physics and astronomy, “Pluto’s Day of Reckoning.”
• Aysha Chowdry, Weinberg alum, “Educating The Future.”
• Linda Van Horn, professor of preventive medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, “The Antidote to Obesity.”
• Michael Silberblatt, School of Communication student, “Why Little Red Riding Hood Was Wrong.”
SESSION III, from 3 to 5 p.m.
• Neha Reddy: Weinberg student, “Culture and Human Rights: Narratives of Ethiopian Identity.”
• Xavier McElrath-Bey, clinical interviewer, psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine, “No Child Is Born Bad.”
• Zach Johnson, School of Communication alum, “Relationship Analytics Change the Way We Manage Business”
• Stephen Dowling, Bienen School of Music alum, “Schools Should Let Paths Cross More Often.”
EACH TICKET COMES WITH A FREE TEDxNorthwesternU T-SHIRT