x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
February 17, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Cincinnati, Ohio
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).

Crossroads Uptown
42 Calhoun St
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219
United States
Event type:
University (What is this?)
See more ­T­E­Dx­U­Cincinnati events


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

Camden Moser

Camden Moser is a senior in the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Media program, studying between the DAAP and CCM schools. He works as an audio engineer in Nashville and Los Angeles.

David Rapien

Assistant Professor - Educator
David Rapien enjoys being a husband, father, entrepreneur, and Assistant Professor - Educator at UC's Lindner College of Business. As the Undergraduate Program Director for Information Systems, he explores strange new technologies, seeks out new innovations and ways to learn, and boldly teaches students business solutions they have never considered before.

Jane Sojka

Jane Sojka Ph.D., fights to change the world, one student at a time. Through her innovative methods for teaching confidence, students develop resiliency and courage to ask for what they want. She is the winner of national teaching awards, and is the professor of the largest class taught at UC.

Jennifer Wright-Berryman

Jennifer Wright-Berryman, MSW, PhD, is a suicidologist, working to improve understanding and intervention in adolescent suicide. Jennifer focuses on community activism, research, and school programming aimed at creating communities that save lives. Jennifer’s dream is for emotional pain to be treated as aggressively as physical pain.

John Dixon

Serial Entrepreneur, Professor, Designer
Serial entrepreneur, professor, designer. John Dixon, guided by imagination, function, and social impact, lives and works within a niche that is both considered and considerate. Life is a journey for John through which he can demonstrate the value and impact that design can have on people, spaces, and ideas.

Kip Fanta

Principal at the Kip Fanta Group
Kip Fanta is the Principal at the Kip Fanta Group. Prior to that, Kip spent 25 years at Procter & Gamble. He has a passion for engaging and developing others. Kip lives in Cincinnati, is married to Amie, and is the proud father of Corinne and Chad.

Kyle Quinn

As a US national security scholar, Kyle lived abroad and unexpectedly fell in love with a “foreigner” he later married.

Lauren Styczynski

Lauren Styczynski is a sophomore at UC studying medical sciences. Following her undergraduate studies she hopes to go on to graduate school and change the world of pain research. She is also hoping to write a book about her tumor, Tabitha.

Mona Jenkins

Educator & Researcher
Mona is the Director of Development & Operations for the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless and one of the leaders of Black Lives Matter Cincinnati. As an educator and researcher, she actively works with community members to address neighborhood-specific issues in health, housing, and education.

Myrtis Smith

STEM Educator
Myrtis Smith is a STEM educator with Master’s degrees in Engineering and Education. Her previous careers include Systems Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Career Coach, and Relocation Specialist. For the past 14 years she’s been a high school teacher on a mission to inspire our next generation of scientists and engineers.

Ryan Rahinel

Assistant Professor
Ryan Rahinel, B.Comm., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at UC. Ryan’s research on the interface between the physical environment and product attributes has been published in leading journals in marketing and psychology and has been covered in various media outlets.

Wendy LeBorgne

Voice Pathologist
Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is an author-pioneer of research and education in the science and power of the elite voice. Wendy works with Fortune 500 companies and vocal athletes appearing on television, film, Broadway, radio, music tours and opera stages around the world, helping people achieve their own healthy, authentic voice.

Organizing team


Cincinnati, OH, United States

Charles H.
Matthews, PhD

Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • Cassidy Peebles
  • Jillian Kavinsky