Corey Mohr

Community Associate, TED Fellows & Community
Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Corey

Bio

I graduated from a town of 2k and a class for 40 (we were consider a large class; the one after me had 27). I've worked in politics and then found my way to TED where I started out on the TED Prize team. Today, I'm on the TED Fellows team; if you see Tom Rielly, I'm sure to follow.

Languages

English

TED Conferences

TED2014, TED2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TED2012

Areas of Expertise

Books, books, books, books..., LGBT Politics, Politics & current affairs, TED Fellows, TED Book Club

An idea worth spreading

One of my favorite things TED does is Ads Worth Spreading. In a society bombarded by commercial propaganda, we desperately need to change the tone and direction of our advertising industry. Why just sell a product when you can promote an idea? Also...let's make Election Day a national holiday. And while I'm at it, let's get rid of the penny.

I'm passionate about

Politics, film, books, conversation, finding the best restaurants in NYC, advertising, ads

Universities

SUNY Buffalo

Talk to me about

TED Books, films, politics, TED Fellows, TED Book Club, LGBT issues, advertising, ads

People don't know I'm good at

uninterrupted sleep

My TED story

I came to work for TED on a complete fluke. In fact, the story is pretty fun, and as with most stories in my life, it involves another TED employee; Jordan Reeves. Ask me all about it in person! :-)

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Corey Mohr
Posted about 3 years ago
What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?
That authority needs to be questioned; rules need to be replaced; boundaries need to be redrawn; and that yesterday's thinking won't solves tomorrows challenges. Our schools all too often focus on conformity and containment, what is proper and what is past - not nearly enough on what we don't yet know - schools are too concrete.