Volunteer Experience

We spoke with two of our current team members, Ethan and Sidra, about their experiences volunteering at our 2017 conference, In Metamorphosis, and what inspired them to apply for the team afterwards. Ethan and Sidra are in the unique position of having seen TEDxFoggyBottom behind the scenes before applying to be on the team and both point to this experience being the reason they decided to apply to our organization as full-time team members. 

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The TEDxFoggyBottom Team
TEDxFoggyBottom 2018

Every day, we are faced with new challenges that force us to re-examine our conceptions of fear. This is why we are working hard to curate our best event yet, a full-day conference with sixteen speakers, 1300+ attendees, and interactive exhibits that will empower you to meaningfully engage with these challenges. We hope we see you at Lisner Auditorium on April 14, 2018.

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The TEDxFoggyBottom Team
Speaker Project Series: Jinahie

I first heard of Jinahie when I ran into her TEDx Talk right before leaving for college. I remember finding the premise of her talk intriguing, as I was fascinated by her talent with spoken word. Little did I realize, or at least until I watched the video 3 more times and shared it with my entire family, that her talk was given at TEDxFoggyBottom.

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Danyal Bajwa
Speaker Project Series: Carol O'Donnell

Should teachers use digital tools to educate or should they use physical objects? Dr. Carol O’Donnell, the director of the Smithsonian Science and Education Center and professor at GW, believes that educators should find ways for object-driven learning and digital learning to complement one another. If you ever watched the Magic School Bus, then you may as well call Carol O’Donnell the real-life Ms. Frizzle.

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Martim Silva
Speaker Project Series: Mario Cardullo

As the interview began, he told us stories about growing up in Brooklyn. He loved to create things, to build trains and theorize what would happen to men on the moon. He spoke about everything from radio shows to his family members.

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Dana Krauss