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TEDxPSU Announces Speakers For Upcoming Conference

The thought-provoking non-profit TED is returning to State College with TEDxPSU. After much anticipation, TEDxPSU released the complete list of speakers for its sixth annual conference.

The event will feature a full slate of notable speakers, including everything from a Nobel Prize winner to Penn State professors. Here’s the complete list:

Damjan Stankovic: A digital product designer who focuses on industrial design. He’ll speak on moving up the career ladder through personal projects.

Joshua Mitro Lavra: As a STEAM* education advocate, Lavra said he has a passion for helping others. and have a passion for helping others communicate their ideas. He will talk about the topic of intrapreneurship.

Julia Galef: The president and co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality. She will give a speech she gives around the country entitled “Scout Mindset: The essential ingredient in good judgment.”

Tisha Freer: Has been a brand marketing leader inside organizations and outside at agencies; she’s currently at tech start-up, Smartsheet. Her talk is about the brands we choose including marriage.

Dana Carlisle Kletchka: Is a curator of education for the Palmer Museum of Art. Her talk is entitled, “A Reconsideration of Art Museums in the 21st Century.”

Michael Burroughs: Is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Penn State and the Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics Institute. His talk is entitled, “Everyday Ethics: The Significance of Philosophy and Ethics in Our Daily Lives”

Miguel Mostafa: An associate professor of physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. Mostafa’s talk will focus on catching the fastest particles in the universe.

Dr. Richard Alley: Is the man behind forcing governments to take action to address the issue of climate change. In keeping with his experiences, he’ll talk about climate change and the economy.

Jens Grossklags: Is the director of the Security, Privacy, and Information Economics Laboratory at Penn State. His talk is entitled, “Whitehat Hackers: Their role in an increasingly technological world.”

Keith Edwards: Frequently speaks nationally on sexual assault, social justice, college men’s issues, and student affairs leadership. He is giving a talk on ending rape.

Nipun Mehta: Founded ServiceSpace, an incubator of projects that work at the intersection of volunteerism, technology, and gift-economy. His speech is entitled, “Multiple Forms of Wealth/Capital.”

Erik Daniel Morales Gomez: Will give a speech on the perception of Immigrants (Rethinking the Gap Between “Everyone” and “the 3 Percent”)

Khanjan Mehta: Is the founder of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program and an assistant professor of engineering design at Penn State. His speech is entitled, “Changing the World; Getting Paid for It”

Pawel Nolbert: An independent artist, illustrator, and designer based in Warsaw. His speech is entitled, “Evolution Through Experimentation.”

Sajay Samuel: Is a clinical professor of accounting at Penn State. He’ll speak about indentured students in America and what to do about the problem.

Scott Woods: Will give a speech entitled, “Purpose and Scalability via Mandatory Sabbaticals.”

The conference will be held in the Schwab Auditorium on February 28 at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in this year’s event, free tickets can be reserved here.

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