Session 1: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Alumnus, Class of '16
Title: How Studying Magicians Changed My Perspective on Creativity
Description: In his talk, Logan highlights a new way of thinking using magicians as an inspiration.
John Boccuzzi, Jr.
Alumnus, Class of '90
Title: I Was Seduced By Exceptional Customer Service
Description: In his talk, Boccuzzi discusses why customer service, as opposed to traditional marketing strategies, has the potential to be the greatest form of marketing for a brand.
Student, Class of '21
Title: The Simplistic Depth of Innovation
Description: In her talk, Melissa redefines innovation using her own personal story.
Alumnus, Class of '86, MBA '89
Title: School Breakfast: Improving Student Learning and Strengthening Our Local Economy
Description: In his talk, Viveiros discusses how innovation in providing food to students in RI can help grow the economy.
Alumnus, Class of '00
Title: Workplace Orientation is Not Training
Description: In his talk, Donlan draws the difference between orientation and training, explaining how the latter can make a monumental difference for companies.
Session 2: 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Professor, Science and Technology
Title: Your Lack of Imagination Can Kill You — But You Can Be Saved by Math
Description: In his talk, Blais outlines a new way of thinking and problem solving for everyday decisions – both big and small.
Student, Class of '19
Title: Passing the Torch
Description: In his talk, Page discusses how we should be perceiving millennial leadership.
Professor, Applied Psychology
Title: Living Well When You Don’t Feel Well: Overcoming Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness
Description: In his talk, Trunzo highlights a different way of thinking and coping with diseases (and life), specifically Lyme.
Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies
Title: Low Maintenance: Why Our Obsession with Innovation is a Problem
Description: In his talk, Roach lays the groundwork for why, and how, innovation has lost its meaning.
Alumna, Class of '11
Title: The Innovation of Modern Love
Description: In her talk, Garber discusses the innovation of today’s dating applications.
Session 3: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Adjunct Professor, Applied Psychology
Title: Your Inner Magnificence
Description: In his talk, Fleet uses personal stories to transform one’s self-image into one of magnificence.
Alumnus, Class of '01
Title: Merge Your Culture, Aquire Your Success
Description: In his talk, Bly suggests how Mergers and Acquisitions are one of the most beneficial ways to growing a company and becoming an entrepreneur.
Title: The Devil’s Advocate
Description: In his talk, Roberto elaborates on why the Devil’s Advocate is a good role to play in innovation and design thinking.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBryantU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBryantU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.