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 Dr. LaKesha Anderson at landerson@natcom.org.

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Transforming Views: Mindful Garment Making

Amy M. Smith, Salem State University

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This talk explores the transformative process that can occur when a person realizes the potential to design and make garments that are tailored to their specific body measurements. You don’t have to fit the mold when you can create it to fit you.

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

Aimee Miller-Ott, Illinois State University


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"The Power of Solidarity in the Moments of Life"

José I. Rodríguez, California State University, Long Beach


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

Nick Chivers, De Anza College


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"Our brains are A'Twitter"

Steve Vrooman, Texas Lutheran University


 

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

Niya Pickett-Miller, Samford University


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

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock, UNC-Wilmington


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"What I Learned in Prison"

Adam Key, University of Arkansas at Monticello


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"Reimagining Mental Health Discourse Among African Americans"

Shaun J. Fletcher, PhD, San Jose State University


 

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"Wednesdays with Willie"

Kesha Morant Williams, Penn State Berks


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"Breaking Through Barriers of Connecting During Disasters"

Keri Stephens, University of Texas at Austin


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

Cara Jacocks, Southern Methodist University


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"Ending Genocide in the 21st Century"

Ben Voth, Southern Methodist University


 

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"Promoting Interdisciplinary Research with Community Impact"

Michael Burns, Texas State University


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"The Upside Down"

Emily McCormick, University of North Texas


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"Triggered? How Labels Guide our Interactions"

Susie Bannon, The University of Texas at Austin


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"The Power Of Media For An Inclusive World"

Srividya Ramasubramanian, Texas A&M University


 

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

Phillip Wagner, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee


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"The Art of Positive Communication"

Julien C. Mirivel, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


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

Vincent Denault, Université de Montréal


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"Moving Beyond Work/Life Balance"

Elizabeth Jeter, High Point University


 

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"We Need to Integrate Public Speaking into Education"

Andrew Billings, University of Alabama


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"Sports can start meaningful conversations"

Andrew Billings, University of Alabama


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"Don’t get hangry: feed your brain healthy food" 

Brad Bushman, The Ohio State University


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"Breastfeeding is everyone's business"

Jenn Anderson, South Dakota State University


 

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