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."
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.
Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, who will likely talk about the developments at the museum and the Baltimore art scene.
Kellogg Schwab, director of the Johns Hopkins Water Institute and a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, who will talk about the transportation of potable water worldwide.
John Krakauer, a Johns Hopkins neurologist who will discuss new ways to rehabilitate stroke patients.
Kelly Peeler, founder and CEO of NextGenVest, who will talk about her company, which aims to teach young people to be financially literate.
Astha Berry, a Johns Hopkins freshman, who won a student competition to speak at the event; she will talk about the "absolute value" of words or how the connotations that society places on words might change over time and across regions.
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