What is TEDx?
TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. TEDxTexasStateUniversity is excited to present talks that revolve around the theme of “Green." TEDx is an interactive conference with live speakers, live entertainment, and audience activations.
TEDxTexasStateUniversity 2022 Theme: Green
What do you think of when you hear the word green? Do you think of a bold color that symbolizes renewal, growth, and hope? Do you begin to worry about our environment and climate change? Is green how you’ve been described meaning you are new to an industry or organization? Maybe being green with envy comes to mind. For many, money is what this color represents. And for others, the word green takes them to a garden or to their favorite tree.
TEDxTexasStateUniversity wants to explore what’s green about our community and world. Our talks will represent a variety of fields and perspectives including climate issues, technology, health, the arts, media, social sciences, the humanities, and the hard sciences. We invite you to join us for a day of inspiration and conversation as we discover what it means to be green.
$12 Texas State Students
V.I.P includes access to event, free parking, preferred seating, TEDx t-shirt, V.I.P pass with lanyard, access to V.I.P after party, post-show stage photo, and TEDx special gift.
David Yeomans- David Yeomans is a three-time Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist and is the Chief Meteorologist at KXAN in Austin. He is a registered storm spotter and has kept climate records for the National Weather Service office. David has also researched hurricane formation for his Master’s thesis and was a guest scientist aboard an NOAA Hurricane Hunter flight. Currently, David serves on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Advisory Council. During his down time, he enjoys wake surfing on Lake Austin and mountain biking in the greenbelt. David also volunteers with Meals on Wheels in Austin.
Larry Fulton- Lawrence Fulton earned his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Systems as well as his M.S. Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin. A professor in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University, Dr. Fulton’s research areas are sustainability and healthcare. The sustainable construction of his residence (once the highest scoring sustainable residence as verified by the National Association of Homebuilders) was featured on KSAT News in San Antonio.
Jaz Burgess- Jaz Burgess is the Founder and Executive Director of Hustle Meets Grace, an online Wellness Consulting Company specializing in integrating yoga, meditation and mindfulness-based practices. After attaining her professional counseling license, Jaz is looking forward to expanding the offerings at Hustle Meets Grace to include a counseling private practice and yoga studio to help clients find healing through mindful movement and relaxation. In addition, Jaz is a life coach for first generation college students UTSA, where she facilitates leadership experiences focusing on personal development, financial literacy and emotional intelligence.
Jayairus Bryant- Jayairus Bryant is a free-spirited 2nd grader at Cooper Elementary in Houston who possesses a unique combination of grit and wit. He enjoys reading, playing video games, and learning about space. He will be discussing mistakes that adults have made regarding environmental issues and how those mistakes have impacted children. Hold onto your seat! He may just prove to you that when it comes to preserving the Earth; you may not be smarter than a Second Grader!"
Wren Vogel- Wren Vogel is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Sustainability Studies at Texas State University and works as a research assistant for the Ingram School of Engineering under the guidance of environmental engineering professor, Dr. Sangchul Hwang. Wren is a member of the Hwang Eco-friendly Development for Green Environment (HEDGE) research team and is actively researching upcycling applications of invasive flora found in the San Marcos area.
Ian McKenna- Ian McKenna, 17 years old, is from Austin, TX. Ian is a youth hunger advocate who has grown and donated over 20,000 lbs of organic produce to help reduce food insecurity in his community. In addition to developing Ian’s Giving Garden, he works with No Kid Hungry as a youth ambassador and Katie’s Krops where he serves on their Board of Directors. He is also a Travis County Master Gardener. Most recently, he was named as a Top 5 Finalist for Time’s Kid of the Year. Ian is currently a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering.
Parking will be directed to the Edward Gary Parking Garage (401 Edward Gary Dr) behind the Performing Arts Center.
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In an effort to keep our performances open and in alignment with other performance venues, wearing masks is strongly encouraged in the building at all times regardless of vaccination status. Should you not have one, please see an usher for a mask. Thank you for supporting the return of TEDxTexasStateUniversity!”
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