Communication TEDx Talks

Communication Scholars from across the nation and around the world have been giving TEDx talks, which are independently organized local discussions in the spirit of the influential TED conference. They've raised provocative questions about education, online racism, death acceptance, and more. If you are a communication scholar and would like to be featured on this page, contact Dane Claussen at

Newest Video

Grey and beige color blocks to act as page dividers

Identity Shift - Be Who You Are, Not What You Do.

Eric James, Metropolitan State University of Denver


The way those jobs have defined Eric, and the significance of work more generally in our lives, has always seemed curious to him. That’s why he now studies organizational communication as an associate professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Ph.D. in communication studies from Texas A&M in 2014. He researches issues relating to workplace wellness, organizational identity and control.

View on YouTube



All Videos

About the video

"Black lives don't need performative allies"

Déjà Rollins, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

About the video

"The psychological traits that shape your political beliefs"

Dannagal G. Young, University of Delaware

About the video

"A better way to die"

Jeremy Make, University of Colorado Denver

About the video

"Transforming Views: Mindful Garment Making"

Amy M. Smith, Salem State University


About the video

"(Un)divided Attention in the Age of Cell Phones"

Aimee Miller-Ott, Illinois State University

About the video

"The Power of Solidarity in the Moments of Life"

José I. Rodríguez, California State University, Long Beach

About the video

"Grades Ain't It: A Case for Redefining Success in College"

Nick Chivers, De Anza College

About the video

"Our brains are A'Twitter"

Steve Vrooman, Texas Lutheran University


About the video

"Let's speak with care and consideration of our differences"

Niya Pickett-Miller, Samford University

About the video

"Targeting the Busy Body: A Hyper-embodied Embrace of Mortality"

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock, UNC-Wilmington

About the video

"What I Learned in Prison"

Adam Key, University of Arkansas at Monticello

About the video

"Reimagining Mental Health Discourse Among African Americans"

Shaun J. Fletcher, PhD, San Jose State University


About the video

"Wednesdays with Willie"

Kesha Morant Williams, Penn State Berks

About the video

"Breaking Through Barriers of Connecting During Disasters"

Keri Stephens, University of Texas at Austin

About the video

"Socially Constructing Down Syndrome: Confessions of a Rockin Mom"

Cara Jacocks, Southern Methodist University

About the video

"Ending Genocide in the 21st Century"

Ben Voth, Southern Methodist University


About the video

"Promoting Interdisciplinary Research with Community Impact"

Michael Burns, Texas State University

About the video

"The Upside Down"

Emily McCormick, University of North Texas

About the video

"Triggered? How Labels Guide our Interactions"

Susie Bannon, The University of Texas at Austin

About the video

"The Power Of Media For An Inclusive World"

Srividya Ramasubramanian, Texas A&M University


About the video

"Bellies, Boobs, and Bulges: Challenging Ideal Bodies"

Phillip Wagner, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

About the video

"The Art of Positive Communication"

Julien C. Mirivel, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

About the video

"Le nez de Pinocchio n’existe pas… et alors?"

Vincent Denault, Université de Montréal

About the video

"Moving Beyond Work/Life Balance"

Elizabeth Jeter, High Point University