TEDxSyracuseUniversity presents:

April 21, 2018   1-5 PM

Attendee Information

Thank you for coming to attend our TEDx event! Our event, centered on the theme of NOW, will feature nine speakers and be held in Slocum Hall, on the Syracuse University campus. Event check-in will begin at 12:30 and go until 1:15. In order to enter the event, you must present your ticket (purchased either in-person or online) and go to the event check-in table. If you are the guest of a speaker or team member, then your ticket will already be in our system. Nevertheless, you should still go to check-in. We will begin the event at 1:30 PM. We expect the event to end between 4:00 and 4:30 PM. A reception will immediately follow the event. This reception will include light food and the opportunity to interact with speakers and other attendees. If you are driving to the event, there is paid parking available in select garages and lots.

Our Speakers

Jill Catherine

Jill was born and raised in Syracuse but currently living in Hawaii, is a speaker, author, and body image educator, who was previously the director of communications for the department of student affairs at Syracuse University. She will be discussing how our culture’s obsession with image-based body ideals can be reformed so we as people can reach our full potential.

Anthony DeMario

Anthony is a senior business development representative at Terakeet, and an on-air talent on HOT 107.9 Syracuse. He will be discussing his personal battles with anxiety and depression, being impacted by suicide, and the importance of sharing your unique voice to help others find their voice.

Duane Hughes

Duane is an executive in financial services in New York City. Entitled “Check Your Preference,” Duane’s talk will explore the origins of our preferences for certain types of people over others, how those preferences may affect our effectiveness at work and tangible strategies we can adopt to check our preferences and improve our results.

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan is the Head of Corporate Brand and Co-Founder of Blavity, a media and technology company focused on empowering Black millennials, and a 2018 Knight Visiting Neiman Fellow at Harvard. He will be talking about how we perceive about Black people from places we have not heard of, and what it means to make it "out of nowhere."

Elisee Joseph

Elisee is a statistician, Google programming scholar and an economics professor at Queens College and Marymount Manhattan College. He will be explaining how we can determine the outcome of a sporting event without the explicit use of a scoreboard.

Neha Kulkarni

Neha is a researcher, technologist, and world-backpacker. Her talk will discuss how ancient philosophy, when combined with empirical data, may be the best source of practical solutions/insights for today’s toughest issues.

Komal Sharma

Komal is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, and the winner of several pageants, such as Miss Teen India International 2012. She will be discussing her “elixir of life” and will be explaining her Theory of Imperfection.

John Torrens

John is an entrepreneurship professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University who is also the founder and president of multiple companies in health care and education. He will be examining how ADHD is an superpower for entrepreneurs, not a disability.

David Zuelta

David is a native of Colombia, is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University and the founder of ModoScript, a healthcare company that has received interest from some major players in the healthcare industry. He will be discussing the drug abuse epidemic in the United States and explain how to cut the cycle that leads to drug usage.