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This event occurred on
March 15, 2015
1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Binghamton, New York
United States

If you’re looking for a common denominator for this year’s TEDxBinghamtonUniversity speakers – they’re all doers. Each has made his or her mark in very different arenas. But whether it’s the world of finance, corruption, sustainable food sourcing, oil, pornography, discovering your true self or hula-hooping – our speakers have something to say or show you!

So, this year’s common denominator? All of our TEDxBinghamtonUniversity 2015 speakers are all walking the talk!

Anderson Center Osterhout Theater
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, 13902
United States
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Adam Eskin

A former investor, health enthusiast and self-proclaimed foodie, Adam Eskin is founder and CEO of the New York City based restaurant chain Dig Inn Seasonal Market. Now with 10 restaurants throughout Manhattan (and soon growing to 15), he and his team at Dig Inn are pioneering the Farm-to-CounterTM movement by serving delicious, healthful, high-quality food that is sustainably sourced, freshly prepared and accessible to all who care to enjoy it.

Christopher Fix

Christopher Fix is currently working on broadening the appeal of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange throughout the Crude Oil Trading & Marketing community as the only true Benchmark for crude oil East of Suez. The DME is situated in the Arabian Gulf on top of the world's largest proven deposits of oil facing the fastest economic growth rates globally.

Jack Fischer

Sophomore Jack Fischer, a Binghamton University Scholar majoring in computer science and math, is passionate about public education, data and technology, and has coded a motivational panic button used millions of times a year by those participating in NoFap. He has worked at The New York Times and while there demonstrated differences in how public and private universities are publicized. He loves hackathons and is an active participant in Binghamton’s own HackBU, also working with its leaders to coach students learning how to code.

Lisa Lottie

Lisa Lottie was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, started hula hooping at 21, and has never “worked” a day in her life since. She began her career in a traditional circus in India, studied at the Brazilian National circus school in Rio de Janeiro and holds a degree in circus from London's National Centre of Circus Arts. Having received millions of views and global praise for her award-winning YouTube videos, she continues to perform in circuses and on stages worldwide; on camera for film, TV and the Internet; and has no plans to ever break up with her great love affair with street performing.

Maria Santelli

Maria Santelli is executive director of the Center on Conscience & War (CCW). Founded in 1940, CCW has worked for 75 years to extend and defend the rights of conscientious objectors to war. It was during her time at the Center for Peace and Justice, at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, that Santelli began providing counseling, support and advocacy for members of the military and their families.

Sunny Hostin

Attorney and journalist Sunny Hostin is a CNN legal analyst and host, regularly appearing across CNN programming including New Day, Newsroom, OutFront, AC360 and CNN Tonight. She is also the host of the HLN franchise, News & A Movie. A 1990 Binghamton University graduate with a degree in communications, she holds a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University, is a former anti-corruption candidate for New York governor who won 34 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary against Andrew Cuomo. She is also the author of “Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.” Previously the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation, Teachout was also a non-resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the director of internet organizing for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign. She holds a bachelor of arts from Yale University, as well as a JD and masters of arts in political science from Duke University.

Organizing team


  • Stephanie Izquieta
  • Gina Kim
  • Stephen Propseri
  • Sofia Degtyar
    Assistant Director