TEDxUF 2020: Paradox

Friday

10/16 from 6:30-8pm

Speakers

  • Rik Stevenson Ph.D. -- Dismantling Four Myths About The Middle Passage

  • Kevin Jones Ph.D. -- Increasing Social Literacy In Future Innovators 

  • Performance: Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy

  • Sarah Goff -- Reinventing The Reuse Economy To Fight Climate Change

Engagement Activities

  • Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy, Performer Q&A

  • Tangency Foundation

  • Speaker Q&A (webinar)

  • Escape room

  • #UNLITTER

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Box of Lies

  • Discussion Room

  • Meme Competition

Saturday

10/17 from 2-3:30pm

Speakers

  • Taylor Williams -- Why We Fear Public Speaking

  • Imre Bartos Ph.D. -- Seeing The Unseeable With Multimessenger Astrophysics

  • Ethan Kutlu -- Why You Shouldn’t Judge An Accent

Engagement Activities

  • Gatorloop

  • Tangency Foundation

  • Speaker Q&A (webinar)

  • Escape room

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Box of Lies

  • Discussion Room

  • Meme Competition

Sunday

10/18 from 2-3:30pm

Engagement Activities

  • Carolina Arango, Performer Q&A

  • #curatorbattle FLMNH vs. BPBM

  • Tangency Foundation

  • Speaker Q&A (webinar)

  • Escape room

  • Florida Museum of Natural History Mint Genome Project

  • GRiP

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Box of Lies

  • Discussion Room

  • Meme Competition

  • Alexandria Brady-Miné -- Empowering Young Leaders To Change The World

  • Valeria Kleiman Ph.D. -- How Scientists Shape Science Itself

  • Performance: Carolina Arango

  • Delaina Parrish -- Why Businesses Must Be Fearless With Disability Inclusion

Speakers

Engagement Activities

Work with a team to solve a riddle from TED-Ed! Try to escape from this zoom room!

Escape Room

Come participate in an online scavenger hunt the TEDxUF Team has put together! Find the correct social media post that corresponds to a clue!

Scavenger Hunt

Join other attendees in this paradoxical guessing game! You will be challenged to describe an object which is off-screen as concisely as possible.

Box of Lies

Join other attendees in discussing thoughts and ideas that the TEDxUF Talks provoked!

Discussion Room

Come develop and share memes inspired by ideas that the TEDxUF Talks and performances provoke!

Meme Competition

Stay in the main webinar to ask our speakers about their TEDxUF Talks!

Speaker Q&A

The Tangency Foundation will be hosting an Activism Workshop. They will be offering instruction in the VOICE framework, identifying problems within the contexts of the system which produce them, and directing individuals to resources which align with their goals.

Tangency Foundation

The Generational Relief in Prosthetics organization at UF will be demonstrating how they make their 3D printed devices. They will be showcasing the devices they make through a demonstration on SolidWorks, a computer aided design software.

GRiP

Join #UNLITTER for an engaging discussion on cyclical and linear systems , and their varying impacts on the planet and people.  #UNLITTER believes that by mimicking cycles in nature we can live sustainably, and they will discuss how every individual can play a role in protecting our planet.

#UNLITTER

Gatorloop is a design-oriented student group which is rethinking transportation. They are the University of Floridas entry into the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Join their interactive presentation showcasing where the future of Hyperloop technology is heading.

Gatorloop

Our performers, Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy will be available to answer all of your questions! They are a vocal and guitar duo based in Gainesville, Florida. As a duo, their style melds their roots in jazz and pop with Brazilian spirit and folk influences.

Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy, Performer Q&A

Ask Carolina about her dance performance! Carolina is a 3rd year dance and economics double major who is focused on improvisational dance and dance in film.

Carolina Arango, Performer Q&A

Join scientists from the Florida Museum of Natural History and Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Hawaii as they duke it out to determine which museum has the coolest objects! Take a chance to discover some true facts about Hawaiian snails and other fun animals!

#curatorbattle 
FLMNH vs. BPBM

Allison Bordini, a scientist at FMNH, will be demonstrating how to make mint Play-Doh and discussing the mint family. She will be sharing a book of recipes using members of the mint family which includes the recipe she will be making and other edible dishes!

Florida Museum of Natural History
Mint Genome Project