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TEDxURI 2019: Change It Up

At TEDxURI 2019, we found out what’s changing and how it’s changing, whether it already has or whether it will in the future. From people to places, cultures to conversations, join us as we Change It Up.



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TEDxURI 2018: A View to the Future





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2018 Program

  • 1pm / Liftoff

    introduction & opening remarks

  • Aria Mia Loberti

    The power of solidarity and silence

  • Kunal Mankodiya

    Smart textiles for wearable telemedicine

  • Andrea Mason

    The philosophy behind fashion

  • Candice Genine Simmons

    Does technology need a time out?

  • David Byrne, Ethyl + Thomas Dolby at TED2010

    “(Nothing But) Flowers”

  • Elizabeth Mendenhall

    Sea levels rising

  • Patrick Condon

    How to live life like you’re dying

  • Anna LaCroix

    Limiting rates of sexual assault

  • Akeem Lloyd

    Social responsibility

  • Intermission

    sponsored by URI Alumni Relations

  • Robert Ballard

    The new age of ocean exploration

  • Erik Schlicht

    The myth of the starving artist

  • Silvia Dorado

    The disappearance of relationship banking

  • Chinaka Hodge at TEDWomen 2016

    What will you tell your daughters about 2016?

  • Nancy Forster-Holt

    ENDrepreneurs and the future of small businesses

  • Dan Faggella

    Artificial intelligence

  • Elizabeth Gruebel

    The power of family stories

  • 4:30 / Reception

    sponsored by Walgreens