"Fear Itself"

 

On April 14th, TEDxFoggyBottom will feature the innovative ideas of our community’s risk-takers and unconventional change-makers. With our 2018 theme of "Fear Itself," we aim to re-examine the concept of fear by presenting talks and performances that cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given. 

 
 
 

 

Event Details

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 | 10AM-5PM | Lisner Auditorium

Tickets available here

 
 

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Schedule

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Session 1: SYNTHESIZE
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM | Lisner Auditorium
Our first session features speakers that create new ideas out of seemingly familiar ones.

Dr. Margee Kerr: Fear Researcher
Mike Tapscott: Diversity Champion
Dr. Adnan Morshed: Architect, Architectural Historian, & Urbanist
Roger Ballentine: Sustainability Strategist


Break 1
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM | Marvin Center

Interactive Exhibits
Food Trucks: The Big Cheese, Far East Taco Grill, Little Miss Whoopie, Capital Chicken & Waffles


Session 2: BOUNDARIES
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM | Lisner Auditorium
Boundaries are everywhere, creating limits that are made to be broken.
These next speakers push these limits to overcome obstacles.

Fraidy Reiss: Forced Marriage Survivor and Activist
Amy Whitaker: Blockchain Creative
David Lacks Jr. and Veronica Robinson: Medical Ethics Advocates
Regie Cabico: Spoken Word Poet


Break 2 & Speaker Networking
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM | Marvin Center
Join our speakers in Marvin Center 311 and be sure to ask questions, make small talk, discuss what fear means to you, or just say hello!

Speaker Networking Session
Interaction Exhibits
Food Trucks: The Big Cheese, Far East Taco Grill, Little Miss Whoopie, Capital Chicken & Waffles


Session 3: FIGHT OR FLIGHT
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM | Lisner Auditorium
When we experience fear, we're defined by our decision to either fight back or flee.
These next speakers demonstrate how to stand your ground and face setbacks head-on.

Cierra Kaler-Jones: Storyteller
Joseph Lewis: Police Detective and Former Refugee
John Kiriakou: Whistleblower


Break 3
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Marvin Center

Interactive Exhibits
Speaker Networking Session
Food Trucks: The Big Cheese, Far East Taco Grill, Little Miss Whoopie, Capital Chicken & Waffles


Session 4: REWIRE
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | Lisner Auditorium
This last session features speakers examining the world around them to create new ways of being and thinking that move them beyond their initial fears.

María Salinas: Award-Winning Journalist
Lucia Piazza: Foreign Service Officer
Ruby Corado: LGBTQIA+ Humanist
Daniel Burke: CNN Religion Editor