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Session 1: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Robert Cocchiola

Alumnus, Class of '18

Title: Who’s Directing Your Movie?

Rob will be speaking about anxiety, depersonalization, and derealization.  His talk discusses the symptoms involved with each of the disorders, as well as how to address and deal with them.  Additionally, Rob’s talk will feature how to direct your own movie.

Jacob Lewton

Alumnus, Class of '18

Title: Blockchain: Changing the Future of Financial Reporting

Jake will be debunking the complex system that is Blockchain.  His talk discusses not only what block chain is, but how to apply the use of it to business organizations, particularly accounting.

Connor Evans

Senior, Class of '19

Title: Legacy

Connor’s talk will discuss the idea of legacy.  He will scrutinize the importance of legacy, and how one should live a meaningful life.

Craig Stevens

Alumnus, Class of '98

Title: Redefining Wealth

Craig’s talk will redefine the meaning of wealth.  He will talk about what makes someone wealthy, and how you could define yourself as wealthy.

Artvine Torossian

Senior, Class of '97

Title: Collective Significance 

Artvine will discuss Collective Significance.  Her talk will encompass mind, body, and heart, as well as the message that is sent with our creations.

Session 2: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Rick Gorvett

Faculty Chair

Title: Math: The Key to Understanding the World of the Future

Rick’s talk will examine the importance of mathematical thinking in everyday life.  His real-world examples will demonstrate the importance of thinking mathematically in everyday life scenarios.

Amy Solov

Senior, Class of '19

Title: Embracing Your Inner Loser

Amy will be talking about the key to happiness and authenticity in her talk.  She reflects on her own life experiences throughout her talk to explain her keys to the future.

Justin Pasquariello

Executive Director at East Boston Social Centers

Title: Joy Lives in Community

Justin’s talk discusses how to foster joy through community, not the individual.  Justin will highlight the importance of joy in community, and how it can impact society.

Kyle Oliveira

Senior, Class of '19

Title: Dirty Fashion

Kyle will use his knowledge of the fashion industry to propose how to revolutionize the industry to become more earth friendly.  He will discuss the advantages of using hemp for clothing material instead of cotton.

A.J. Collette

Alumnus, Class of '00

Title: Stories, Stars, and Connecting With One Another

AJ will be sharing about his own life experiences, and what they have taught him about relationships.  His talk will include how people can learn from his life experiences to grow their relationships.

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.