2018: NOW

TEDxSyracuseUniversity presents:

NOW Tedx Syracuse University

April 21, 2018   1-5 PM

Jill Catherine

Courage To Do What Calls You

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

Be YOU: The World Needs Your Light

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

Check Your Preference and Improve Your Results

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

The Paradox of Being ‘Exceptional’

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

Can we determine team success without a scoreboard?

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

The Theory of Imperfection

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

ADHD as an Entrepreneur’s Superpower

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

The Transformational Power of Digital Healthcare

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.