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September 13, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Catonsville, Maryland
United States

We are excited to announce TEDxUMBC, in partnership with the Honors College, Graduate Student Association, Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Social Work and BreakingGround at UMBC! The event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10am-4pm at the University Center (UC) Ballroom. The day's program will consist of 10 live speakers, including members of the UMBC community, as well as from the local Baltimore area.

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!! Didn't get a ticket to TEDxUMBC? Good news! You can still be a part of the event by attending our livestream event, held in Lecture Hall 1 (across from the Commons building) on Sept 13th from 10-4 sponsored by the Student Government Association's Office of Academic Affairs.

Check out our website for more information including speaker bios and a schedule of the day's event!

1000 Hilltop Circle
Catonsville, Maryland, 21250
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Kimberly Moffitt

Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt is a professor of media studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is the founding parent of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, a public charter school serving grades 4th-12th. Moffitt also serves as chair of The Villagers, a network of committed family and community members working to create a thriving academic environment for the Collegiate Gentlemen of the school.

Lee Blaney

Lee Blaney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering at UMBC. His research program focuses on water/wastewater treatment of traditional and emerging contaminants. He also has a passion for working in the developing world and has conducted water and sanitation projects around the world. These projects were all university-based, and students played an important role. At UMBC, he advises the Engineers Without Borders chapter and their project in western Kenya.

Tanvi Gadhia

When a young Indian American woman visits India as a college student, she witnesses heartbreaking poverty. This triggers a deeper study of the intersections between our lives, our resource privilege, and those who are displaced by modern consumption. Learn ways to incorporate this understanding in all of our lives, and some insights into spinning heartbreak into action and personal agency through one woman's eyes. Tanvi has worked in community organizing, policy advocacy, environmental education, and human rights locally, nationally, and internationally and is currently the sustainability coordinator at UMBC.

Yoo-Jin Kang

Yoo-Jin Kang is an advocate, activist, and graduate from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has her Bachelor of Arts in both Modern Languages and Linguistics, specifically language and cultural studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies, where she designed her own major and focused on the psychosocial and cultural perspectives on violence. As a survivor and activist, Yoo-Jin has testified for survivor-centered sexual assault policies for the University system of Maryland and represented UMBC at the White House Sexual Assault Task Force for the national “It’s On Us” campaign. Through her diverse experiences working with collegiate and immigrant survivors of violence, her passion for raising awareness about violence has only heightened.

Organizing team


  • Danielle Bouchard
  • Yiannis Balanos
    Team Member