Watch 'Strangely Familiar' TEDxSMU via free live stream

Watch 'Strangely Familiar' TEDxSMU via free live stream

Alexander McLean
Alexander McLean is the founder of the Africa Prisons Project, a Uganda-based organization working to improve the lives of men, women and children living in African prisons.  Photo courtesy of TEDxSMU
Greg Harris
Greg Harris is the president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. His presentation, “Our Soundtrack,” will share the inside story of the songs and artifacts that define us. Photo courtesy of TEDxSMU
Kelly Stoetzel
SMU alumna Kelly Stoezel is director of content for TED and the longtime host of TEDxSMU with slam poet Rives. Photo courtesy of TEDxSMU
Ben McAllister
Ben McAllister is the senior creative director at Comcast. He will speak on the topic "The Science of Good Design: A Dangerous Idea." Photo courtesy of TEDxSMU
Kevin Judice
Founder of K2 Therapeutics, Kevin Judice pursues medical treatments for antibiotic-resistant superbugs.   Photo courtesy of TEDxSMU
Dr. Deborah Clegg
Dr. Deborah Clegg is a leading expert in fat cell biology. Photo courtesy of Dr. Deborah Clegg
Alexander McLean
Greg Harris
Kelly Stoetzel
Ben McAllister
Kevin Judice
Dr. Deborah Clegg

If you don't have tickets to the 2014 edition of TEDxSMU, taking place Saturday, November 1, at Dallas City Performance Hall — of if you prefer to feed your mind from the comforts of your own home — you can watch the day-long talks via live stream.

Themed "Strangely Familiar," the event features an array of speakers, from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris to Dr. Deborah Clegg, a leading expert in fat cell biology. Topics will intersect where the strange meets the familiar, familiar subjects will be viewed with a different lens and strange ideas will be made relatable. Participants will travel to prisons in Africa then back to the super-bugs in our own backyard.

The live stream starts at 10 am and runs through 6 pm. Here is the complete schedule:

Session I: Anticipation
10 am-noon

  • Lawrence Hass, magician and professor, Austin College
  • Alexander McLean, founder, African Prisons Project
  • Tadd Myers, photographer, American Craftsman Project
  • Deborah Clegg, associate professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Howard Goldthwaite, writer, creative director and banjo player
  • Jesuit Robotics
  • Kelly Stoetzel, content director, TED

Session II: Unknown
1:15-3 pm

  • Satya Nitta, program director, master inventor, IBM T J Watson Research Center
  • Dale Carman, founder and executive creative director, Reel FX
  • Allison Graham, head of production, Alpha Girl Productions
  • Kevin Judice, founder, Cidara Therapeutics
  • Color Condition, Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom
  • Tomicah Tillemann, senior advisor for civil society and emerging democracies, U.S. Department of State
  • Unity of Cultures, Megna Murali, sophomore, SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Session III: Destination
4-6 pm

  • Andrew Sturm, design solution activist
  • Maurizio Porfiri, professor, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Janeil Engelstad, founder, Make Art With Purpose (MAP)
  • Cindy Dyer, vice president of human rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Ben McAllister, senior creative director, Comcast
  • Greg Harris, president and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

There are a handful of tickets left, and they can be purchased online. The $150 ticket includes all talks, plus breakfast, lunch and after-party.