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TEDxSMU Hilltop 2012


Friday, September 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

TEDxSMU Hilltop 2012

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TEDxSMU Hilltop is coming September 21 - a brand new, free, University-only conference that taps the ideas worth spreading right here on the SMU campus. The Lyle School of Engineering & Meadows School of the Arts are joining together to present the half-day conference at SMU's Bob Hope Theater.

We are excited about showcasing the best and brightest ideas across campus and offering this free event for SMU students, faculty and staff. We hope that you’ll attend and make suggestions on ideas worth showcasing.


Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

Place: Bob Hope Theater, Owen Fine Arts Center


Session One:  1:00-2:45

Conversation Break: 2:45-3:15

Session Two:  3:15-5:00





Alicia Booker, Graduate Student, Simmons School of Education & Human Development


Janielle Kastner, Senior, Meadows School of the Arts




Session One Speakers (in alpha order)


Adam Anderson, Student


Spoken Word



Willie Baronet, Faculty


Rethinking Home




Kate Canales, Faculty


Empathy and Innovation




Erin Crosby, Staff & Alumni


The Bridge to Nowhere




Carl Dorvil, Alumni


The Four P's of Success




Lane Johnson, Student


The Possible Efficacy of Psychotherapy in the Slowing of the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease




Brandon Lazarus, Student


It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know




Tammy Lee, Alumni


Starting My Movement




Katrina Leshan, Student






JSpear, Student






Ryszard Stroynowski, Faculty


Particle Physics -New World Waits for Discovery




Jaquai Wade, Alumni






Session Two Speakers (in alpha order)


Christopher Bhatti, Staff & Alumni


Benefit of Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable




Christian Genco, Student


You should learn to program




Rick Halperin, Faculty


The Current Status of Human Rights




Hank Hammett, Faculty


Opera In and Out of the Box




Kevin Lavelle, Alumni


No = Go




Katrina Leshan, Student


A New Way of Looking at Music




Daniel Poku, Student






Isake Slaughter, Student


My Soul Cries




JSpear, Student






Jonathan Wentz, Student


Road to 2012 Paralympics




Ronald  Wetherington, Faculty


Turning Interdisciplinary Teaching Upside Down

Have questions about TEDxSMU Hilltop 2012? Contact TEDxSMU

When & Where

Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Fine Arts Center
6101 Bishop Blvd
University Park, TX 75205

Friday, September 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSMU, where x = independently organized TED event.

TEDxSMU debuted in October 2009 with a half-day conference for 7th-9th grade students (TEDxKids @SMU -- the first of its kind) and a full-day adult version of the conference.

At our TEDxSMU events, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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