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TEDxUCDAVIS


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TEDxUCDAVIS


 

TEDxUCDavis started as a small project by a group of friends passionate about the power of ideas. On April 23rd, 2011, the inaugural event Think Big. Think Small. Think Forward had a modest event in folding chairs at the Alumni Visitor Center. Those 150 people experienced something special on that day: a way to hear new ideas, but more importantly, a way to connect with the passionate people around them. Bit by bit, event by event, a community of those passionate people steadily grew and grew. Four years later, TEDxUCDavis found its home at the prestigious Mondavi Center for Performing Arts a stage worthy of the incredible ideas presented on it. 

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EVENTS


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EVENTS


IMPORTANT: Service charges of tickets purchased at the door will be waived!

Event Time: 1PM-5PM

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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Speakers

Michael C. Webb Director of Recruiting at Novogradac & Company LLP Topic: Being a great communicator is of profound importance, no matter your profession or chosen career path. The people who get hired first are not only qualified, but have the best communication skills, both written and verbal.

Michael C. Webb

Director of Recruiting at Novogradac & Company LLP

Topic: Being a great communicator is of profound importance, no matter your profession or chosen career path. The people who get hired first are not only qualified, but have the best communication skills, both written and verbal.

Ralph Washington Jr. Ph.D. Student at UC Davis Topic: All human beings are born curious, but the wrong conditions can jeopardize that curiosity. Many children in poverty grow up feeling a lack of control over their circumstances, and this severely inhibits their ability to imagine a reality other than their own. Targeted science education starting from a young age can inspire and help struggling children.

Ralph Washington Jr.

Ph.D. Student at UC Davis

Topic: All human beings are born curious, but the wrong conditions can jeopardize that curiosity. Many children in poverty grow up feeling a lack of control over their circumstances, and this severely inhibits their ability to imagine a reality other than their own. Targeted science education starting from a young age can inspire and help struggling children.

 
Ellen Davis Communication Major at UC Davis.  Topic: We as a society need to work to change the culture of philanthropy. Donating and giving to others does not decrease your opportunities, but broadens the horizons of others.

Ellen Davis

Communication Major at UC Davis. 

Topic: We as a society need to work to change the culture of philanthropy. Donating and giving to others does not decrease your opportunities, but broadens the horizons of others.

David Lang Full Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at California State University, Sacramento Topic: Behavioral economics as a discipline has not attempted to provide a unifying theory as of yet. However, the models that emerge from this field jointly suggest that human behavior can be analyzed and potentially predicted.

David Lang

Full Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at California State University, Sacramento

Topic: Behavioral economics as a discipline has not attempted to provide a unifying theory as of yet. However, the models that emerge from this field jointly suggest that human behavior can be analyzed and potentially predicted.

 
Kevin Riutzel Student at Touro University, Nevada Topic: "We acquired "mentor" from the literature of ancient Greece. In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus was away from home fighting and journeying for 20 years. During that time, Telemachus, the son he left as a babe in arms, grew up under the supervision of Mentor, an old and trusted friend. When the goddess Athena decided it was time to complete the education of young Telemachus, she visited him disguised as Mentor and they set out together to learn about his father. Today, we use the word mentor for anyone who is a positive, guiding influence in another (usually younger) person's life." - Merriam-Webster

Kevin Riutzel

Student at Touro University, Nevada

Topic: "We acquired "mentor" from the literature of ancient Greece. In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus was away from home fighting and journeying for 20 years. During that time, Telemachus, the son he left as a babe in arms, grew up under the supervision of Mentor, an old and trusted friend. When the goddess Athena decided it was time to complete the education of young Telemachus, she visited him disguised as Mentor and they set out together to learn about his father. Today, we use the word mentor for anyone who is a positive, guiding influence in another (usually younger) person's life." - Merriam-Webster

Mindy Romero Founder and Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change Topic: Demographic changes in the U.S. will bring new challenges and opportunities. Increased youth engagement can impact policymaking, the democratic process, and leadership movements.

Mindy Romero

Founder and Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change

Topic: Demographic changes in the U.S. will bring new challenges and opportunities. Increased youth engagement can impact policymaking, the democratic process, and leadership movements.

Rylan Schaeffer Computer Science Engineering and Statistics Double Major Topic: Undergraduates have the power to not just to choose their classes and their extracurriculars, but to engage with the Academic Senate and the Administration to improve the structure of our educational programs, a power that should be used as much as possible to push the boundaries of what a 21st century education consists of.

Rylan Schaeffer

Computer Science Engineering and Statistics Double Major

Topic: Undergraduates have the power to not just to choose their classes and their extracurriculars, but to engage with the Academic Senate and the Administration to improve the structure of our educational programs, a power that should be used as much as possible to push the boundaries of what a 21st century education consists of.

 
 
Fong Tran Program Advisor/Coordinator for the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center Topic: Implementing activism into everyday choices and everyday practices requires a resilient pursuit of self-learning with a balance of self-love. Apathy and doing nothing is an indirect way of perpetuating oppression.

Fong Tran

Program Advisor/Coordinator for the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center

Topic: Implementing activism into everyday choices and everyday practices requires a resilient pursuit of self-learning with a balance of self-love. Apathy and doing nothing is an indirect way of perpetuating oppression.

William Tavernetti Lecturer at UC Davis Department of Mathematics Topic: Math is not only what you were taught it is in school. We have the ability to be fascinated by mathematics and were born with a natural understanding of it. The similarity of mathematical structures reveals to us connections between what at first seem like very different things. Mathematical ideas can connect, clarify, communicate and solve problems.

William Tavernetti

Lecturer at UC Davis Department of Mathematics

Topic: Math is not only what you were taught it is in school. We have the ability to be fascinated by mathematics and were born with a natural understanding of it. The similarity of mathematical structures reveals to us connections between what at first seem like very different things. Mathematical ideas can connect, clarify, communicate and solve problems.

 
 

PERFORMERS

Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan (BTD) Student run organization at UC Davis dedicated to the art of taiko. Bakuhatsu means "explosion," and symbolizes their enthusiastic performance style.

Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan (BTD)

Student run organization at UC Davis dedicated to the art of taiko. Bakuhatsu means "explosion," and symbolizes their enthusiastic performance style.

Birdstrike Theatre The premier (and only) improv comedy team at UC Davis.  Founded in 2003, Birdstrike has been cause of countless giggles, guffaws, and chortles for its audiences.

Birdstrike Theatre

The premier (and only) improv comedy team at UC Davis.  Founded in 2003, Birdstrike has been cause of countless giggles, guffaws, and chortles for its audiences.