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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Breaking Through Barriers of Connecting During Disasters

Keri Stephens, University of Texas at Austin

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Dr. Stephens discusses communication strategies to aid in rescue efforts during natural disasters. Her idea worth spreading is that shared communication tools are the vital link to help people succeed in rescue and rebuilding efforts.

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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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"The cape makes the superhero"

Jorge Peña, University of California-Davis


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"A parkour state of mind"

Matthew Lamb, Pennsylvania State University


 

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"Invitational rhetoric" 

Sarah Steimel, Weber State University


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"The mark of criminality"

Bryan McCann, Louisiana State University


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"The evolution of the prosocial sports fan"

Adam Earnheardt, Youngstown State University


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"Smiling Can Save Your Life"

Lisa Sparks, Chapman University


 

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"It Will Take Imagination Not Image To Elect The First Woman President" 

Nichola Gutgold, Penn State-Lehigh Valley


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"Conversation is a starting point"

Spoma Jovanovic, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


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"Anatomy of an apology"

Kevin Stein, Southern Utah University


 

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