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At TEDxUF 2016, we challenge you to examine your identity.

What were we born with, and what have we adopted? How have our experiences shaped who we are?

And most importantly, how can we shape better experiences for others in the future?

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 TEDxUF, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUF event, 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.

Alex Touchton: On Inspiring Curiosity Through TEDx

Alex Touchton: On Inspiring Curiosity Through TEDx

Logistics Director Chemistry and Linguistics Junior I am curious
Logistics Director
Chemistry and Linguistics Junior
I am curious

TEDxUF caught my attention as a first year student because I wanted to make an impact on UF in a way that stirred the curiosity of the student body. While UF brings together a diverse group of people from all over, what I saw in TEDxUF was its engagement with the community. The Gator Nation can bond over football games, but what platform in the community do we have to spread ideas? The job of the TEDxUF team is to find out what UF is curious about and to ensure that when people leave the event, they stay curious.

For me curiosity ties me to my dream of becoming a chemist. It fuels my drive to solve serious challenges facing humanity. No breakthrough happens without someone wondering. There is a two way channel between science and human utility. Presented with a human problem, people are curious how science can fix it; presented with the chaotic ways of mother nature, people are curious how science can help humans.

This is the kind of dynamic I hope to see in the world and the same relationship I hope TEDxUF has with the UF community.

PAST TALKS

TEDxUF has featured 6 – 10 speakers each year over the course of seven years at the University of Florida. Here are some of our favorites:

     

     

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Logistics Director Chemistry and Linguistics Junior I am curious
Logistics Director
Chemistry and Linguistics Junior
I am curious

TEDxUF caught my attention as a first year student because I wanted to make an impact on UF in a way that stirred the curiosity of the student body. While UF brings together a diverse group of people from all over, what I saw in TEDxUF was its engagement with the community. The Gator Nation can bond over football games, but what platform in the community do we have to spread ideas? The job of the TEDxUF team is to find out what UF is curious about and to ensure that when people leave the event, they stay curious.

For me curiosity ties me to my dream of becoming a chemist. It fuels my drive to solve serious challenges facing humanity. No breakthrough happens without someone wondering. There is a two way channel between science and human utility. Presented with a human problem, people are curious how science can fix it; presented with the chaotic ways of mother nature, people are curious how science can help humans.

This is the kind of dynamic I hope to see in the world and the same relationship I hope TEDxUF has with the UF community.

Alex Touchton: On Inspiring Curiosity Through TEDx

Team

 

Tiphanie_Raffegeau
Tiphanie Raffegeau
License Holder 
Applied Neuromechanics PhD Student

I am an anomaly
Erin_Peace
Erin Meisenzahl-Peace
Curator
Journalism Senior

I am interested

Maria_Estrada
Maria Estrada
Co-Curator
Masters of Accounting Student

I am restless

Alex_Touchton
Alex Touchton
Director of Logistics
Chemistry & Linguistics Junior

I am curious

Lindsay_Troll
Lindsay Troll
Creative Director
Finance Senior

I am thriving

Sarah_Winter
Sarah Winter
Director of Finance
Economics Junior, MIB Student

I am flourishing

Mina_Robinson
Mina Robinson
Marketing Director
Advertising Sophomore

I am passionate

Brittany_Sgaliardich
Brittany Sgaliardich
Event Director
Industrial and Systems Engineering & English Senior

I am growing
Alvin_Vuong
Alvin Vuong
Food Director
Chemical Engineering Senior

I am hungry

Jacqueline_Chung
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
Julie Flicker
Speaker Liaison
Accounting Masters Student

I am ambitious

Reshma_Cheeran
Reshma Cheeran
Outreach Coordinator
Nutritional Sciences Sophomore

I am a dreamer

Matt_Howell
Matt Howell
VIP Director
Finance Sophomore

I am sarcastic

Kristia_Watkins
Kristia Watkins
Public Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Senior, MSM Student

I am striving

Victoria_Gerson
Victoria Gerson
Graphic Designer
Graphic Design Sophomore

I am tenacious

Marcial_Abrahantes
Marcial Abrahantes
Webmaster
Computer Science Sophomore

I am all over the place

April_Graham
April Graham
Sponsorship Director
Finance Junior

I am intrigued

Danielle Zaros
Danielle Zaros
Photographer
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Sophomore

I am earthly
Ashley_Baros-Kabler
Ashley Baros-Kabler
Co-Lab Director
Masters of  Finance Student

I am thankful

Alex_Camacho
Alex Camacho
Sponsorship Coordinator
Accounting Sophomore

I am caring

Allison_Samowitz
Allison Samowitz
Social Media Coordinator
Digital Arts and Sciences Sophomore

I am intrepid

Audrey_Guerra
Audrey Guerra
Campus Marketing Coordinator
Political Science Junior

I am connecting

Cameron Riley
Cameron Riley
Copywriter
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

 

Chris Totzke
Chris Totzke
Assistant Marketing Director
Marketing Junior

I am sarcastic

Alex Touchton: On Inspiring Curiosity Through TEDx

Logistics Director Chemistry and Linguistics Junior I am curious
Logistics Director
Chemistry and Linguistics Junior
I am curious

TEDxUF caught my attention as a first year student because I wanted to make an impact on UF in a way that stirred the curiosity of the student body. While UF brings together a diverse group of people from all over, what I saw in TEDxUF was its engagement with the community. The Gator Nation can bond over football games, but what platform in the community do we have to spread ideas? The job of the TEDxUF team is to find out what UF is curious about and to ensure that when people leave the event, they stay curious.

For me curiosity ties me to my dream of becoming a chemist. It fuels my drive to solve serious challenges facing humanity. No breakthrough happens without someone wondering. There is a two way channel between science and human utility. Presented with a human problem, people are curious how science can fix it; presented with the chaotic ways of mother nature, people are curious how science can help humans.

This is the kind of dynamic I hope to see in the world and the same relationship I hope TEDxUF has with the UF community.