2016 TEDxSMU Auditions

Andrew Sturm at TEDxSMU 2014
Andrew Sturm at TEDxSMU 2014 Photo by Kim Leeson

The organizers behind TEDxSMU are hosting two more sets of auditions for the annual conference that celebrates ideas worth spreading. This year, they have divided the auditions by topics to allow people to follow their interests when helping to choose the speakers.

The theme for this round of auditions is Science, Technology and Health. Audience members and a celebrity panel of judges will vote for their favorite during the auditions and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening.

Auditioning speakers and their topics are:

  • Josh Ansbach | The Internet of Things Will Save (or kill) Us All!
  • Leticia Ferrer | The American Eclipse of 2017: Science, Spirit, and Beauty
  • Pamela Garcy | The Power of the Listening Parent
  • Jeremy Gregg | Hacking Your Brain with Poetry
  • Moez Janmohammad | Building a Parallel Computing Cluster Using Raspberry Pi
  • Dave Wagner | The Encryption Debate: Why Backdoors Are Not the Answer
  • Michael Weisberg | How the Art of Medicine became a Business in the 21st Century
  • Paul Westbrook | Redefining the Smart Home
  • Lawrence Vo | Technology killed the Real Estate Star

Parking is free behind the Granada Theater for those who purchase tickets in advance.

The last round of auditions is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 on the topics of art, entertainment and design and submissions for audition will close April 17. Applications for the third auditions are available at www.TEDxSMU.org/tedxsmu-2016-auditions/.

Event Details


3.30.16 | 6:00 pm


Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206


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