TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. Much like the TED conference, TEDxDuke is a program that draws some of Duke University’s and Durham’s most curious, creative, and progressive thinkers together for intellectual discussion. The only difference—it’s entirely student-run! The event is inspired by the visionaries that come to share their unique stories and valuable perspectives. It serves as a unique platform to establish positive dialogue, create unexpected connections, and inspire powerful momentum.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
We are pleased to announce that our theme for the 2021 event is Matter of Time. The broad theme allows speakers to challenge what we think we know with their unique perspectives, approaches, or endeavours to areas dealing with the concept of time—be it students, faculty, staff, alumni, or members of the Durham community—who embody TED's mission.
Aaron Zhao Undergraduate Student
Afftene Ceri Taylor Developer, Designer, Actor, Writer
Alexander Winn Undergraduate Student
Barbara Lau Executive Director of the Pauli Murray Center
Brinnae Bent Ph.D. Candidate at Duke
Caralena Peterson Author, Artist, Teacher
Gwyneth Bernier Undergraduate Student
Justin Jorge Ph.D. Candidate at Duke
Kamal Bell CEO of Sankofa Farms
Tatayana Richardson Undergraduate Student
Anirudh Krishna Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards Associate Director of Research & Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nico Hotz Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science