On April 13th, join TEDxFoggyBottom's 2019 Conference: REACTION as we explore the different dimensions surrounding the manners and ways in which we act and react to the events and occurrences in our daily lives. In an era of constantly shifting perspectives and evolving information, what do you do? When new problems arise, how do you act? When something changes at a moment’s notice, what’s your reaction?
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 10AM-5PM | Lisner Auditorium
9:00 am - 10:00 am | Lisner Auditorium
Check-in with our volunteers and experience team members opens up in the foyer of Lisner Auditorium.
Session 1: THE UNSAID
10:00 am - 11:10 am | Lisner Auditorium
Our first session features speakers who reach beneath the surface to uncover what we know, but do not think about.
Monique Turner: Anger Analyst
Nilmini Rubin: Foreign Aid Advisor
Damion Thomas: Museum Curator of Sports
Donna Vallone: Chief Researcher at Truth Initiative
11:10 a.m - 11:40 a.m | Marvin Center
Interact with the exhibits in the Marvin Grand Ballroom (Third Floor). The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center is located at 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.
Session 2: THE SELF
11:40 a.m - 12:55 p.m | Lisner Auditorium
There is a thin line between our internal perceptions and external projections.
In this session, our speakers convey their own experiences about how they tread that line.
Alakkuu: Spoken Word Poet
Roy Grinker: Anthropologist
Maryam Zaringhalam: Open Science Advocate
Jonna Mendez: Former CIA Chief of Disguise
12:55 pm - 2:00 pm | Marvin Center and U-Yard
Join our speakers in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor) and be sure to ask questions, make small talk, discuss what REACTION means to you, or just say hello!
Visit our TEDxFoggyBottom Food Trucks partners in U-Yard to grab lunch.
Food Trucks: Healthy Fool, Far East Taco Grille, The Big Cheese
Session 3: THE DISTRICT
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM | Lisner Auditorium
This session hits close to home as we hear from speakers whose work impacts our local community here in D.C.
Jack Coleman: DC Comedian
Mara Cherkasky: Segregation Chronicler
Craig Cook: Urbanist
Ben Williams: Mentor and Principal
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Marvin Center
Session 4: THE FUTURE
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | Lisner Auditorium
In our final session, our speakers consider the challenges we will face in the future and how we might react to them.