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Theme: Where Tomorrow Begins

This event occurred on
April 19, 2013
9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Jupiter, FL
United States

We chose "Where Tomorrow Begins," it is the founding motto of Florida Atlantic University and it seemed appropriate for our university's first TEDx event. The speakers utilized this theme using various topics from neural networks to economics.

Florida Atlantic University MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL, 33458
United States
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Dr. Kevin Lanning

He is a Professor and Faculty Assistant to the President of FAU and Editor-in-Chief of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. He received his doctorate in psychology from UC Berkeley. In the Facebook group Honors College: The Movie, he is played by the actor Larry David.

Dr. Guillaume Dumas

He studied complex systems and brain sciences. His interdisciplinary research project aims at an integrative account of neural, behavioral and social coordination dynamics. He is interested in interfacing Science, Art, and Technologies towards the building of a more ethical, sustainable and open society.

Leslie Williams

Leslie is a friendly introvert with a burgeoning passion for translating her nerd rage into the creation of a better future. She is a student, a wanderer, and an optimistic nihilist.

Dr. Keith Jakee

He is an associate professor of economics at the Wilkes Honors College of FAU. Originally from Detroit, he spent 15 years living abroad in France, Ireland, Sweden, and Australia. His research is primarily in entrepreneurship and in the cross section of economics and politics.

Leigh Clay

While finishing her last semester of graduate school and generally rocking at life, Leigh spends her free time hanging out with her two children, reading amazing books, and writing down whatever words pop into her head.

Dr. Charles Evans

Rory Padgett

Rory is a non-auteurist filmmaker from Loxahatchee, He is in his final semester at FAU and will graduate with a degree in Film, Television, and New Media. Rory is developing a politically agitative mode of cinema production that is predicated on collaboration and improvisation. His work with Stop #Owlcatraz Coalition and TWAC utilize various digital and internet technologies in a collaborative manner.

Sara Thomas

Originally from Tennessee, Sara moved to Florida 5 years ago to pursue her dream of becoming a marine biologist. "I've always believed that we as humans can have an impact on our environment, whether it is good or bad is up to us; my goal is to leave a positive impact."

Zoey Lewycky

Zoe is a senior at FAU's Honors College and will be graduating this May. She majors in Women's Studies with a minor in Environmental Science. She plans on doing a Masters in the field of critical feminist science studies at FAU Boca Ration.

Dr. Sameer Hinduja

Formally, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at FAU and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbullying.us). He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work in the misuse and abuse of technology and social media by youth. Informally, he is a dreamer, thinker, adventurer, and risk taker.

Organizing team


Jupiter, FL, United States
  • Leigh Clay
    Staff Advisor
  • Stephen Jones
    Team Leader
  • Kristi Beroldi
    Team Member
  • Leslie Williams
    Team Member
  • Gerogia Howard
    Team Member
  • Gerline Christophe
    Team Member