TEDx is coming to campus on March 27, 2020 for the second year in a row. TED, an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to share knowledge through speakers.
This year’s theme is “Thinking Future. Thinking Forward.” There are 14 different speakers coming to share their message. They are comprised of UNC Charlotte alumni, students, and faculty. There will also be speakers from the Charlotte area.
The lineup for TEDxUNCCharlotte 2020 is Ashley Rivenbark, Brittany Danielle Hunt, Colby Ford, Connor Wood, Gabrielle Cuffee, David Goldfield, Diana Rowan, Douglas Shoemaker, Fatma Mili, Frank Moore, Maggie Brown, Manuel Pérez-Quiñones, Margaret Kocherga, and Octavio Lopez.
There will be a diverse array of topics being discussed at this year’s TEDx. Fatma Mili, the Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics will be discussing computing democracy and ethics. Brittany Danielle Hunt, a PH.D. student here at UNC Charlotte will be speaking on native culture in the South and disrupting the black and white racial binary. Frank Moore, a freelance teaching artist and workshop facilitator will be talking about postpartum depression in men. Connor Wood, a UNC Charlotte undergraduate student, will be discussing student housing costs and housing insecurity.
These speakers and many others will be sharing their ideas at the Cone University Center at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be going on sale on Feb. 17.