TEDxAlbany, an independently-organized TED event is returning to Overit on Thursday December 3. They recently announced the lineup of speakers that will cover subjects like STEM, immigration, literacy, nutrition, and beyond. Benita Zahn, an anchor and reporter for NewsChannel 13 will MC the event. The event will take place at Overit, 435 New Scotland Ave, Albany.
The speakers and subject for the event are:
- Dr. Valerie Rapson, speaking about STEM education
- Catherine Hill, speaking about immigration
- Emad Rahim, speaking about empathy and social violence
- Chad Orzel, speaking about exotic physics
- Heather Jacobsen, speaking about nutritional research and dieting
- Colleen Costello, speaking about the use of light to minimize hospital-acquired infection
- Jaye McBride, speaking about life as a transgender comedian
- Ty Allan Jackson, speaking about literacy in low-income regions
- David Haight, speaking about reversing farmland loss in New York State
- Sandhyaa Iyengar, speaking about early literacy and its impact on life-long learning
Registration is currently open and is $90, and also includes a catered breakfast and lunch.
TEDx events are independently-organized programs in communities around the world intended to promote conversation around a wide variety of topics. The annual TED Conference invites leading thinkers and doers to come together to share world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. TED speakers have included Arianna Huffington, Larry Page, Mark Ronson, Al Gore and more.