x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
April 23, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Storrs, Connecticut
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269
United States
Event type:
University (What is this?)
See more ­T­E­Dx­U­Conn events


Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Auna Harvey

Auna Harvey, an Undergraduate Business student in the Honors program is working towards a degree in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Auna strives to challenge herself by seeking opportunities within the community and helping those around her achieve their goals.

Dev Dalal

Dev Dalal, PhD, an industrial-organizational psychologist, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He is also a Senior Research Affiliate with the Industrial Psychology Application Center, and the principal member of Workplace Research and Application Partners.

Dillan DiGiovanni

Dillan DiGiovanni, a credentialed educator and coach, helps create healthier workplace cultures with conscientious people and companies. Dillan combines his expertise with lifestyle habits and leadership skills to help people become happier and healthier via his blog, social media and live presentations. A self-described "change theory geek", Dillan has changed virtually every aspect of his identity, from his career path to nutrition and even his gender identity well into his adulthood, and he shares those stories to inspire people.

Kendra Thomas

Kendra Thomas is a University of Connecticut graduate committed to social justice advocacy and mobilization.

Mark Urban

Mark C. Urban, Ph.D., is an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UConn. His research addresses fundamental and applied questions in biology by integrating ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and genetics. His research has challenged the ways in which we understand biotic responses to climate change, how evolution influences biodiversity, the spatial scale of adaptation, the importance of adaptation in influencing ecosystems, and the reason for autoimmune disease.

Michael Mallery Jr.

Author, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and College Instructor are just a few titles of distinction used to describe Mr. Michael Mallery., who is known today as one of the most influential young-leaders around. As the Founder of the internationally recognized I’m So Educated Company, Michael has inspired over 40,000 students across the country and internationally through seminars and lectures. In 2015 Michael was recently honored as an Education Game changer and 100 Men of Color Honoree by the Mayors of Hartford, CT and Springfield, CT.

Nicholas Piscatelli

Nicholas Piscatelli is a student of the UConn School of Business pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in Spanish. Nick’s love for entrepreneurship manifests itself in projects like his eBay business, which caters to students around campus and he lives by the motto: There are two types of people in this world: People that watch it happen, and people that make it happen.

Penny Vlahos

Dr. Vlahos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences. She is a chemical engineer by training and her research is in biogeochemistry and the thermodynamics of how molecules move in the environment (both natural and man-made). She is a fellow of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fulbright Specialist and member of the International Panel on Chemical Contaminants.

Tanisha Akinloye

Beauty visionary and expert, mindset coach, author and women’s and girl's advocate, Tanisha Akinloye is the founder and CEO of Empowering Through Beauty, Inc.—a nonprofit organization that helps women and girls create pathways to employability and self-sufficiency. Born and raised in North Carolina, Tanisha’s success with women and girls empowerment has garnered nationwide attention.

Organizing team