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  • Hilary Badger and John Weston will be presenting on behalf of the WC Innovation Team. The other student team members are C...
    Hilary Badger and John Weston will be presenting on behalf of the WC Innovation Team. The other student team members are Courtney Agar, Trina Nusraty, Connor Harrison, Sawyer West, Kyle Dellamura and Kenza Touhs.
March 01, 2014
TED talks return to Chestertown, Saturday, March 1. Eleven live speakers—including some WC faculty and students—will share ideas and inspire curiosity.

CHESTERTOWN, MD —  On Saturday afternoon, March 1st, live speakers, best-of-the-best TED talks, performances and “Ideas Worth Spreading” will come to the Decker Theatre at Washington College, with the return of TEDxChesterRiver.   

For more than 30 years, TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment, Design) have invited innovators, thinkers and do-ers from Colin Powell to Jane Goodall to give “the talk of their lives” in just 18 minutes. The results have been inspiring, entertaining, and sometimes just jaw-dropping.

Now, TEDxChesterRiver brings the excitement of TED to our local community. The theme this year is “Turning the Tide,” an exploration of people and ideas who are upending the expected, pushing the boundaries, and making change. Topics and speakers include:


The Odd Logic of Collaboration: Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr, Idiots’Books

The Freedom Riders: Frank Bond, Producer/Host, Newseum

The Birth of Steel Drums: Kevin Martin, Rock Creek Steel Drums

Science Cheerleaders: Tynesha McClain, Chemist, Patent Examiner, Cheerleader

The Human-Animal Bond: Meg Olmert, Warrior-Canine Connection

The End of Cancer as a Deadly Disease: Richard Thorp, ILSbio

“Is That an Anthropologist in My Pocket?”: Robbie Blinkoff, Anthropologist

Crossing the Milk Sea: Myron “Mike” Arms, Author, Explorer, Environmentalist

The Art of Global Mentoring: Mary Yerrick, Co-chair Emeritus, Vital Voices

The Shadow Journey: Crossing the Border: Kaitlin Thomas, Washington College

Disrupting the Internet:  a presentation by Washington College InnovationTeam


Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the program ends at 5:30, followed by a happy hour reception. Registration for the event is available at TedXChesterRiver.com. Prices are $30 for general admission and $20 for seniors, students and Washington College staff.  Registration includes reception and break. For more information about the event, go to TedXChesterRiver.com. And to view exciting past TED talks, visit TED.com.



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