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TEDxNortheasternU 2020

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Whether you want to hop on for one TEDx talk, explore the xLabs, or meet your peers, tune in on Saturday October 24th for TEDxNortheasternU 2020!

TEDxNortheasternU was created in the spirit of TED’s mission of Ideas Worth Spreading. The student led organization has always aimed to inspire individuals to become better versions of themselves and intends to continue to do so through its 2020 flagship event and theme - Fast Forward: A Different Future.
This year, the TEDxNortheasternU team invites you to envision the future and to inspire innovation while instilling the significance of reflection and evaluation throughout your journey. Our event aspires to curate an interdisciplinary experience that encourages you to step out of your comfort zone while interacting with the Northeastern community. The reaction we seek to draw from you? Simply put, “wow”.
Our event theme, Fast Forward: A Different Future, strives to spark ideas and innovative creations that inspire change in the future. From personal experiences, challenges and successes, our event aims to bring different visions together by inspiring you to take action and make an impact. 

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· Stage
Session 1: Ignite
The rupture our world is experiencing has caused a trend to pause and reflect. This session dives into perspectives on how igniting ideas can create change.
Darin Detwiler Rachel Cossar Vidhan Bhaiya Claire Williams
· Expo
This is the interactive part of the event. If you want to try Yoga, meet a speaker, or learn about microbiomes, this is your chance to discover something new.
· Stage
Session 2: Launch
The present is where novel thoughts of the past launch into action. This set of speakers will bring you into their ideas and what they’re doing today.
Vanita Fitzwater Sri Krishnamurthy Klevis Xharda Laura Mueller-Soppart
· Expo
This is the interactive part of the event. Participate in a resume workshop, learn about machine learning, or see what it's like doing a TEDx talk.
· Stage
Session 3: Accelerate
The growth in technological and ideological change is guaranteed. This final session explores future concepts that give us purpose and show us what’s possible.
Riddhi Samtani Steven Braun Harshad Sathaye Ashley Keeney
· Networking
Meet and Greet
What did you learn today? What ideas do you wanna spread? This is your opportunity to meet one another to keep the TEDxNortheasternU conversation going.


Shadi Emam

Improving Inefficiencies of Disease Detection

Riddhi Samtani

Small Islands are in Danger if we Don’t Act NOW

Sajni Vederey

Breaking Barriers in a Divided Education System

Vanita Fitzwater

Level Up: Becoming The Hero of Your Story

Claire Williams

Ecological Impact Through a Microscopic Lens

Laura Mueller-Soppart

How Young People Can Save Democracy: Work the Polls

Klevis Xharda

How Young People Can Save Democracy: Work the Polls

Ashley Keeney

Is your “Best Self” Virtual?

Harshad Sathaye

Securing Skies: Propelling Cybersecurity in Aviation

Steven Braun

The Privilege and Responsibility of Seeing Radically

Sri Krishnamurthy

The Unconventional YOU Defines YOU

Vidhan Bhaiya

Channeling your Inner Cockroach to Put your Best Foot Forward

Rachel Cossar

The Muscle of Reinvention: Building on Past Identities

Darin Detwiler

Inspiring Change: Harnessing the Hidden Hercules


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Sri Krishnamurthy

xLab: What I learned from my first TEDx Talk + Q/A

Origami with Kyoka Allen

xLab: Recreating the TEDxNortheasternU set with ORIGAMI

Yoga with Nicole Klaey

Take a break and try Yoga

IDEA: Venture Accelerator

IDEA: Start your Entrepreneurial Journey

IDEA: Venture Accelerator

IDEA x Brinsley with TEDx Speaker Vidhan Bhaiya

Steven Braun

Communicating data through information design

Steven Braun

Data Visualization with Steven Braun: Projects and Process

DATA Club: Bayesian Machine Learning

Understanding What We Don't Know

Amrit Ramesh

Past, Present, Future: Machine Learning from a VC Lens

Career Design Resume Workshop

Learn how to build a fantastic resume with this coaching lab presented by Employer Engagement and Career Design.

Career Design LinkedIn Workshop

Learn how to build and network with your LinkedIn with this coaching lab presented by Employer Engagement and Career Design.


Impact Investing: The Power of Purposeful Capital


Projects @ Sandbox

TAMID Group at Northeastern University

TAMID Tech Consulting Project Demo

Darin Detwiler

Corporate and Media Response to Public Health Events

Secret to Public Speaking

xLab: TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson

Virtual Bookshelf

xLab: TEDxNortheasternU Recommendations

Innovators for Global Health

xLab: Global Healthcare Delivery: Ethiopia/Surgical Lamp IGH Project

Podcast Playlist

Come see what the TEDxNortheasternU team listens to.

NEU Amnesty

Learn how to vote, how voting works, and why it's important in this presentation presented by Northeastern's Amnesty International Chapter.