Join the Team!

As we get closer to forming the actual event, we want more people to join the group! If you are interested in being a part of TEDxMiamiUniversity, please fill out the following form! A member of the team will get back to you after we go through the information. We cannot wait to work with you to spread ideas!

Genesis

TEDx is all about sharing big ideas, so we want you all to share your ideas about our theme. What does ‘Genesis’ mean to you? What type of things come to mind when you think of the concept of ‘Genesis’? Where do you see ‘Genesis’ in your everyday lives?

Comment back to us with your own ideas!

Nominate a Speaker Up and Running

We are pleased to announce that you can now nominate a speaker. The form is connected through our page “Nominate a Speaker.” Click on the link and you will be sent to a page to answer some questions about becoming a speaker. Filling out the application does not guarantee you a spot at our event, but you will be reviewed by the group. If you have any questions, please contact us.

As we draw closer…

As we draw closer to releasing our Speaker Nomination sheet, we wanted to show our top 5 TED talks to all of you.

5. “The Power of Vulnerability” – Brené Brown

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

4. “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.” – Cameron Russel

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

3. “The happy secret to better work” – Shawn Anchor

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)

2. “Choice, happiness, and spaghetti sauce” – Malcolm Gladwell

“Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

1. “The danger of a single story” – Chimamanda Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Share with us your own favorite talks, check out our favorites, and keep looking back here for more information!