2019 Shifting Perceptions
At one time humanity perceived the world as flat. We had yet to observe the curve of its surface and our planetary position in the cosmos. Our perceptions are formed by sensory stimuli and shaped by personal experiences. By sharing our unique accounts of the world both individually and collectively, we provide a slightly broader view and make space for tiny shifts in one another’s perceptions. We may discover that the world itself has not changed. Rather, it is our understanding of it that has changed. After all, the world never was flat, but it took a shift in perceptions to see that. TEDxAustinCollege 2019 offers a variety of perspectives on ideas worth spreading – will you be open to a shift in your perception today?”
2019 Speaker Lineup
Saturday | September 28, 2019
Wright Campus Center
9:30 a.m. Registration + Discovery Depot
10:30 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m. Lunch + Discovery Depot
1:00 p.m. Session Two
2:15 p.m. Discovery Depot
Previous Speakers & Videos
- Shelby Bagby - One Language is Not Enough ¿Por qué no los dos?
- David Baker - The Most Extreme Life Form in our Solar System
- Lisa M. Brown - Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt? And Who Shouldn’t?
- Anissa Centers - Looking Good While Falling Apart: There are some things in life even a great pair of stilettos won't fix
- George Diggs - Real Food Diets for Lions, Zebras, People, and Beyond
- Devin Gonier - The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Power of the Unknowable
- Mark Hébert - Happiness vs. Meaning: Must I Choose?
- Rob Kelso - Paving the Way to Planetary Settlement
- Sierra Salser - First Glances and First Words
- David Savage -International Refugees in Texas: How They Get Here and What Happens Next
- Peter Schulze - We Aren’t Going to Mars
- Randi Tanglen - How to be a Bad-ass Woman: Changing the Current in Daunting Political Times
- Aly Tharp - Climate Chaos or Social Change? Choose one
- Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan - Paradigm Shift Toward Universal Compassion
- Aaron White - What Part of You Will Live Forever?
- Rev. John Williams - Out of the Audience and into the Story: Including Marginalized Persons
- Asil Yassine - Literacy: The Great American Theft
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