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More TEDxPSU Speakers Announced

Each day this week, TEDxPSU has added to an increasingly diverse and noteworthy list of speakers for the main event on November 13. This morning, TEDxPSU announced three more speakers. Among the honored speakers are two members of the Penn State faculty, and one CEO. Each individual exemplifies a vastly innovative approach, either through education, or the private sector offering a different perspective and provide an opportunity to engage the TEDxPSU audience.

Jeremy Irish: Geocaching

Jeremy Irish currently serves as the President and CEO of Groundspeak, which is a comprehensive geocaching website. Irish is renowned for his official launch of the first geocaching website in 2000. Irish has a very diverse background in the US Air Force working as a Mandarin Cryptologic Linguist, and has held several other positions in major companies.

Eric Mockensturm: The Unexpected Rise of Digital Currency

Eric Mockensturm is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. Mockensturm has constructed a sucessful career hinged on a passion for technology. Eric has developed iOS applications such as Polywords. Additionally, Mockensturm has become increasingly explorative in digital currencies and the future impact on the economy.

Mark Ballora: Opening Your Ears to Data

Mark Ballora is an Associate Professor in Art and Music at Penn State, holding a joint appointment in the School of Music and Integrative Arts. Ballora has pursued advancement in music technology throughout his career, as evidenced by courses in music technology, history of electroacoustic music, and musical acoustics, he teaches at Penn State. Ballora has experience in sound designs and electroacoustic scores for modern dance, theatre, animated films and radio dramas, and is currently researching audio representations of scientific data.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the remaining TEDxPSU main event speakers. To attend the main event, register here

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