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

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock, UNC-Wilmington

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Through personal story-telling and insights of living in a diagnosed cerebral palsied body, she confronts the fear of mortality. She asserts that we reject, restrict, and perpetuate falsehoods about bodies deemed ‘disabled’ because they remind of the inescapable vulnerability of our mortal embodiments.

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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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"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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