2014 Taking Flight
2015 Bodies: Being Human
Exploring the human body through interdisciplinary perspectives, including art, athletics and science.
Speakers: Cirque de Vol, Que Rico, Kyle Krieger, Ali Rudel, Ariana Page Russell, Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson, David Linden, Hans Florine, Jeff Powell, Kim Lan Grout, Madrid K. Danner-Smith, Naomi Roochnik, Omar Ali, Sarah McShane, Stephanie Guerrero, Stephanie Zerwas
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Before transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill, I was looking for a home. The first two years of my undergrad was spent navigating my way through university to university. At that point, I had run out of playing cards and needed to make a decision to stay or leave design school.
With a new university meant a new campus, and with a new campus meant a new crowd. One goal I had set was to surround myself with people who were motivated, passionate, and different from me. And that’s what led me to TEDx.
1) My exposure to TEDx before joining 2) TEDx Student Speaker Competition 3) TEDxUNC 2015: Assembly Required
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Its platform carves a path for thought-leaders to challenge the way we think and do, with the purpose of moving forward with society. It became my go-to whenever I felt discouraged as a student.
Prior to moving to Chapel Hill, I attended a TEDxUNC student speaker event and conference. The passion can be felt in a TEDx room, all majors were treated equal, and no one individual looked the same. I was convinced that I needed to join.
Soon after applications came interviews and introductions. That Summer, I worked as as a multimedia member with three others. My contributions included photography and videography to cover and promote TEDx related events, such as salons, pop-ups, and workshops leading to the annual conference. Also, killer headshots used as social media marketing tools. Projects that I led include:
- A welcome back video made from clips of student experiences from the summer to kickstart the year for returning Tar Heels
- A spoken word video written and performed by Kat Tan