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Theme: not what if, what next?

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February 23, 2019
Rochester, New York
United States

We are so excited to invite you to our big event of the year, TEDxRIT 2019. Our committees have been working hard all school year to provide you with an amazing event. February 23 will be a day filled with amazing stories, performances, and workshops. We hope to ignite conversation and inspire you all through our diverse speakers and performers following the theme: not what if, what next?

MAGIC Spell Studios
300 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, New York, 14623
United States
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Dorothy Anne

Advocate for people with trauma

Fuad Zain

Passionate Medical Illustrator
Fuad Zain is a passionate Medical Illustrator and a Doctor by profession. He is currently a Teaching assistant at RIT and faculty at Westfall academy in Rochester, NY. He is also creating illustrations for a peer reviewed Medical journal known as JACC (Journal of American College of Cardiology). He came to RIT as an international student and pursued master’s in medical illustration. And he holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine. He has been in the Medical Industry for last 6 years and have been closely associated with Art from an early age. His area of interests are mainly Medical Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation & Clinical medicine with focus on Anatomy and Histopathology. When Fuad is not busy changing the world with his Art, He'd enjoy a game of soccer.

George Zheng

Entrepreneur technologist

Harrison Canning

Harrison Canning is a resilient and innovative entrepreneur, a passionate and curious student of life, and a believer that anyone can create his or her own future in with some hard work and intense passion. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Innovation Science in Neurotechnology in RIT's SOIS program. He has overcome tremendous adversity driven by a passion to build a large company dedicated to the advancement of B.C.I. (Brain Computer Interface) devices to increase interactivity and efficiency between people and the machines around them. He is currently fulfilling this dream by leading a talented team of intercollegiate and multidisciplinary researchers with the goal of building a full technology suite that will allow disabled persons to interact with a computer using only their thoughts.

Jim DeCicco

CEO at Kitu Life, Inc. makers of Super Coffee

Justin Goldston

Leading expert on blockchain technology

Kate Ten Eyck

Advocate for childhood cancer
Kate Ten Eyck is a senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School and an advocate for childhood cancer. She volunteers with Camp Good Days and Special Times, a camp for children with cancer and children that have or have lost an immediate family member with cancer. Kate is an MC for Dance Marathon at Fayetteville- Manlius High School, an event that donates its proceeds to Camp Good Days and Special time. She plans on attending college the fall of 2019 majoring in Speech Pathology. She would like to help students with disabilities communicate through a career as a speech therapist. Kate also plans on public speaking, writing and advocating for childhood cancer on the side.

Mislav Horvatic

Mislav is a senior International Business student from Croatia coming from a high school for professional athletes called Sports Gymnasium. Having switched from sports to business, he transferred his determination to making a difference on a bigger scale. Since enrolling at RIT, he was voted best student of generation by professors, worked for multiple industry-leading companies, and developed a passion for public speaking. This led him to join Toastmasters where in his first appearance, he won the club contest for best International Speech. His passion since high school was optimization of human performance both in the work setting and personal life and is a certified strategic interventionist as of 2017 based on the teachings of Tony Robbins. In his free time he steps on toes while Latin dancing, butchers songs while missing chords on a guitar, and acts like he can speak more than two languages.

Organizing team


Rochester , NY, United States