2021: SYNERGY

What is Synergy?

Synergy: The interaction of two or more parts to give rise to a single, stronger entity. Whether this model is applied to substances, people, or corporations, we cannot deny the powerful value collaboration brings to a community. Individual perspectives are the crux of progress that merge to form a holistic solution. Just by reimagining how we combine singular pieces of the puzzle, the new systems we create may be limitless.

TEDxUF’s 2021 Annual Conference is dedicated to showcasing the success we achieve just by harnessing the power of partnership and collaboration. As a hub for research and innovation, the University of Florida is now regarded as the top 6 public research university. This status is attributed to its many entities which make the whole. At TEDxUF 2021, delve deep into the minds behind entrepreneurship, problem-solving, and creativity in the Gainesville and UF community.

Meet Our Speakers
Event Schedule

April 2021

April 9th

April 10th

April 11th

Friday

Friday

6-9pm at Heartwood Soundstage

Performers:

  • Singing Double

  • Driptones

  • CxA

  • Late Night Losers

Address: 619 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Food Vendors:

  • Twisted Tikka

  • Arepa Burgers

Saturday

3-5:30pm over Zoom

Register for the event with the following link

Speakers / Talk:

  • Nancy Ruzycki / A Model Love Story for Education

  • Kim Moore / Turn off your sprinklers - Plants aren't that thirsty

  • Micah Johnson / Never Had a Friend

  • Nigel Davis / BYOB Generation (How to: Be Your Own Boss)

  • Hannah Diasti / Cooking up Connection: Building Community Starts with You

Sunday

12-2:30pm over Zoom

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Speakers / Talk:

  • Carla Lewis-Miles Putting Partnership before Protest

  • Giselle San Fillipo / I Challenge the Patriarchal Norm One Song at a Time

  • Tommy Angelini / We Hold a 3D Bioprinting Breakthrough in our Hands

  • Della Mosely / Moving from 'woke' to working for Black futures

  • Terry Harpold / Why Must We More Creatively Imagine Our Climate Futures

End of Conference

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Dr. Thomas Angelini

Dr. Angelini received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois in 2005, where he studied the self-assembly of proteins, lipids, DNA, and viruses. In 2010, he completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard University, where he studied collective cell migration and bacterial biofilm growth and spreading. Today, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida, his work focuses on cell-assembly and collective motion of cells.