Seven speakers planned for second Johns Hopkins TEDx event

Student-run TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity set for March 7

The dean of the Peabody Institute, the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the founder of a start-up that teaches young people financial literacy are among those who will share their big ideas this year at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity next month.

The second annual campus event, modeled after the famous TED conference series and organized by Johns Hopkins students, will begin at noon on March 7 in Mudd Hall 26 on the Homewood campus. The event is open to the public, and a livestream broadcast will be available on the Johns Hopkins Ustream channel. The Hub is a sponsor of the event.

"We brought TEDx to Johns Hopkins because we realized that Johns Hopkins is an epicenter of innovation, and TED is a platform on which this innovation can be shared with the world," said Ardian Latifi, a senior and one of the event's curators. "TED's motto is 'Ideas worth sharing,' and we believe that Johns Hopkins has plenty of those, making these two institutions perfect for each other."

Also see: 2014 TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity lineup, archived talks

The theme is "NextGen: TBD," with the talks focusing on new ideas that could help improve the future of society, technology, or medicine. The tagline "TBD" is meant to underscore the notion that those at the conference could play a part in determining what the future will hold.

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