TEDxSMU 2014

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TEDxSMU 2014 will feature a day-long lineup of speakers, performers and musicians who will riff on this year’s theme of “Strangely Familiar.”

The program includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks and the conversation breaks that are the hallmark of the TEDxSMU experience.

Speakers will include:

  • Deborah Clegg, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center nutritionist and a former member of the Army team that develops MRE’s (meals ready to eat).
  • Artist Janeil Engelstadt
  • Howard Goldthwaite, a banjo player who says the movie Deliverance turned people like him into social outcasts.
  • Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Larry Hass, associate dean at the McBride Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas
  • Kevin Judice, Founder of K2 Therapeutics
  • Alexander McLean, founder of the Africa Prisons Project, a Uganda-based organization working to improve the lives of men, women, and children living in African prisons.
  • Megna Murali, a sophomore at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts
  • Satya Nitta, who works with Watson, the famous IBM supercomputer, as manager of the Emerging Technologies Research Group at IBM’s TJ Watson research Center.
  • Kelly Stoetzel, director of content for TED and the longtime host of TEDxSMU with slam poet Rives.



Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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