TEDx BGSU 2022

TEDxBGSU seeks to amplify the voices of students, faculty, staff, and community members of Bowling Green to share new ideas and inspire change and foster "ideas worth spreading."

As a local, independently organized TEDx event at Bowling Green State University, TEDxBGSU strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED. 

This year’s theme for TEDxBGSU is For the Public Good. Bowling Green State University is a public university for the public good and TEDxBGSU will share the stories and ideas from across the BGSU community that amplify this mission

Thursday, March 21, 2024
11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Grand Ballroom

TEDxBGSU 2024: For the Public Good

This year's TEDxBGSU brings 20 inspiring talks to campus focused around five of the six design-thinking mindsets: Be Curious, Collaboration, Reframe, Take Action, and Share Your Story. These 20 individuals promise to share their idea worth spreading with the BGSU community and inspire a new generation of innovators change makers to lead the public good.

TEDxBGSU 2024 is presented in special collaboration with the Geoffrey H. Radbill Center for College and Life Design and the Michael and Sara Kuhlin Hub for Career Design and Connections.

Be Curious

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TEDxSpeakers - Samson

Samson Akanni
Frídọ̀mù Kọ̀nìfáìndì: A Way to Heal Yourself and Excel in Whatever You Do

TEDxSpeakers - Olga

Olga V. Mack
Putting the Heart in AI: How a Supervision Framework Says I Care

TEDxSpeakers - Hoang

Hoang Do
Cultural Curiosity? Yes Please!

TEDxSpeakers - Jonathan

Jonathan Kershaw
What Potlucks Teach Us About Food Sustainability


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

TEDxSpeakers - Damilare

Damilare Adeyeri
How to Boost Your Mood, Energy, and Productivity

TEDxSpeakers - Marissa

Marissa Evans
The Art of Generative Listening

TEDxSpeakers - Theresa

Theresa Haskins
The Neuro-Inclusion Revolution

TEDxSpeakers - Steve

Steve Russell
Will you be giving anyone flowers today?


2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

TEDxSpeakers - Sara

Sara Chambers
Death is Not a Dirty Word

TEDxSpeakers - Jacqueline

Jacqueline Hudson
My Country 'Tis of Thee: Black History (and Culture) is American History (and Culture)

TEDxSpeakers - Malik

Malik Jarrell-Miller
Dreaming Big: Embracing Your Vision in a Content Society

TEDxSpeakers - Brian

Brian Lovins
Referee versus Coach: How Might Taking a Different Approach  Change Our Criminal Justice System

Take Action

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TEDxSpeakers - Madisyn

Madisyn Beare-Jones
Same Classroom, Different Experiences: How Deaf Students are Being Left Behind

TEDxSpeakers - Calen

Calen Gray
Delete Parking Lots: Save Time, Lives, and Money

TEDxSpeakers - Jiyoung

Jiyoung Jung
The Teeth are a Gateway to your Well-Being

TEDxSpeakers - Brandon

Brandon Long
Dehumanizing Beneficence, AI Implementation in the Legal System

Share Your Story    

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

TEDxSpeakers - Briyanna

Briyanna Moore
Teaching in South Korea: Exploring the Unspoken Narrative of Korean Teacher, Student, and Parent Relationships

TEDxSpeakers - Caleb

Caleb Danielak
The Roles We Play

TEDxSpeakers - Quan

Quan Le
How to Belong When You're the Odd One Out

TEDxSpeakers - Ife

Chief Ife Bell™
Leadership Unleashed: Find Your Inner Chief

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in events by contacting Accessibility Services, access@bgsu.edu, 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.


Updated: 03/20/2024 09:26PM