To celebrate 10 years of TEDxColumbus, I present to you the ideas we’ve hosted on the stage. Curating and coaching most of these talks has been one of the most challenging, rewarding and memorable jobs I’ve ever tackled. Nearly every speaker always reflects about how much they got out of giving their talk – but I submit I gained just as much or more from their vulnerabilities, intellect, stories, hard work, and patience.

What a gift.

  • ADHD from youth to adult
  • Advancements in DNA screening
  • Advances in hearing technology
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Architecture for the aging
  • Art and Technology
  • Art Education
  • Behaviors of flocks and groups
  • Being raised by teen parents
  • Bike friendly cities
  • Black creatives have something to say
  • Talking with black boys, not about them
  • Blockchain
  • Branding made in America
  • Calculus!
  • Cancer research
  • Caring for addicted pregnant moms
  • Charter schools
  • Code switching in life and careers
  • Coming out as transgender
  • Coming out of the valley
  • Coming to America
  • Community trust
  • Connections between video games and violence
  • Creating a millet thresher for Mali
  • Creative translators
  • Dance and Technology
  • Darkness while sleeping
  • Demographics of 50 years from now
  • Downs Syndrome research
  • Drug addiction
  • Education reform
  • Educational entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in third world countries
  • Facing death
  • Facing metal illness
  • Finding new planets
  • Foster care
  • Found Photography
  • Fracking
  • Freeing the tampons
  • Future is plastics
  • Future of work
  • Gender identity
  • Giving kids in foster care their own blanket
  • Global warming
  • Going to space in a tin can
  • Hacking medical devices
  • Hacking with unique data visualization
  • Health Disparities
  • How taking choir prevented being a valedictorian
  • How the brain interprets anorexia
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Infant mortality
  • Innovating radiology to find hidden cancers
  • Inside Out Choir
  • Knowing your bias
  • Liberating tattoos
  • Libraries as centers of communities
  • Looking again at bugs
  • Losing a child to homelessness and mental illness
  • Lost boys of Sudan
  • Love of Trains
  • Maker spaces
  • Mass incarceration
  • Mindfulness, try not to be
  • Mindfulness for health care workers
  • Misdirected youth sports
  • Opioid addictions
  • Our Bicentennial legacy
  • Our inner go
  • Our third-third in life
  • Overcoming listeria
  • Overlooked spaces
  • Pacemakers for the brain
  • Planning your funeral
  • Preserving important urban histories
  • Preventing second generation cancer
  • Prison reform
  • Racial justice
  • Reflections on being a first STEM school graduate
  • Regenerative Proteins
  • Reinventing the football helmet
  • Sanctuary
  • Saving lives by learning AEDs
  • Science literacy
  • Science of scent
  • Sexual assault
  • Smart mobility
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Solving Ebola
  • Songwriting
  • South African Hospice
  • Student engagement
  • Suicide
  • Surrogacy
  • Surviving the Rwandan genocide
  • Taking risks
  • Telematics & reducing traffic accidents
  • The case for nuclear energy
  • The unlikelihood of a nuclear attack
  • Touch for the dying
  • Transgender awareness
  • Trends in Columbus demographics
  • Using math to learn writing
  • Using your disabilities to your advantage
  • Using art to demonstrate racial differences in history
  • Pricing your work to its value
  • Your brain on food

The 2018 TEDxColumbus: On The Edge takes place this Friday, Nov. 16. Just a few tickets are left. Get yours now.

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