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Tickets for TEDxUF 2016 are sold out.

Any unclaimed tickets will be given out at 4:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center on March 25. 



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Live Stream

The event will be live streamed beginning at 5 p.m. on March 25.




5:00 TEDxUF Begins
5:10 Veronica Hernandez – Be Your Own Superhero
5:20 Elif Ackali – The Case for Divergent Thinking
5:30 Performance by Sam Obeid
5:35 Benny Torres – Don’t Get Mad. Get Mad Men
5:45 Kevin Folta – Rethinking Genetic Engineering
6:00 Performance by Danza
6:05 Payal Khurana – Letting Go of the Outcome
6:20 Monekka Munroe – Criminal Injustice
6:30 Chimamanda Adichie – The Danger of a Single Story
6:50 Meg Jay – Why 30 is Not the New 20
7:10 Break for Networking
7:30 Return to the Theater
7:45 Performance by HipHopDuke
7:55 Jennifer Aponte – Letters to My Daughter
8:05 Douglas Soltis – Building the Tree of Life
8:20 Performance by GatorRaas
8:25 Emma Humphries – Say What You Meme to Say
8:35 Wade Davis II – The Mask of Masculinity
8:50 Performance by Sedoctaves



Tiphanie Raffegeau
License Holder 
Applied Neuromechanics PhD Student

I am an anomaly
Erin Meisenzahl-Peace
Journalism Senior

I am interested

Maria Estrada
Masters of Accounting Student

I am restless

Alex Touchton
Director of Logistics
Chemistry & Linguistics Junior

I am curious

Lindsay Troll
Creative Director
Finance Senior

I am thriving

Sarah Winter
Director of Finance
Economics Junior, MIB Student

I am flourishing

Mina Robinson
Marketing Director
Advertising Sophomore

I am passionate

Brittany Sgaliardich
Event Director
Industrial and Systems Engineering & English Senior

I am growing
Alvin Vuong
Food Director
Chemical Engineering Senior

I am hungry

Jacqueline Chung
Registration Coordinator
Statistics Junior

I am limitless

Production Director Telecommunications Sophomore I am learning
Eliana French
Production Director
Telecommunications Sophomore

I am learning

Julie Flicker
Speaker Liaison
Accounting Masters Student

I am ambitious

Reshma Cheeran
Outreach Coordinator
Nutritional Sciences Sophomore

I am a dreamer

Matt Howell
VIP Director
Finance Sophomore

I am sarcastic

Kristia Watkins
Public Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Senior, MSM Student

I am striving

Victoria Gerson
Graphic Designer
Graphic Design Sophomore

I am tenacious

Marcial Abrahantes
Computer Science Sophomore

I am all over the place

April Graham
Sponsorship Director
Finance Junior

I am intrigued

Danielle Zaros
Danielle Zaros
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Sophomore

I am earthly
Alex Camacho
Sponsorship Coordinator
Accounting Sophomore

I am caring

Allison Samowitz
Social Media Coordinator
Digital Arts and Sciences Sophomore

I am intrepid

Audrey Guerra
Campus Marketing Coordinator
Political Science Junior

I am connecting

Cameron Riley
Cameron Riley
Advertising Junior

I am a tad bit crazy

Jasmine Haddaway
Jasmine Haddaway
Performances Director
International Studies & Women’s Studies Sophomore

I am brave

Hali Lindsay
Hali Lindsay
Assistant Director of Productions
Linguistics Senior

I am serendipitous


Sean Treiser
Speaker Coach
Food and Resource Economics Senior

I am a work in progress


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Contact tedxuf16@gmail.com with any other questions.




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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.