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Theme: Ripple Effect

This event occurred on
March 30, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

Ideas, actions, and words. This is how we change our world. Every day, individuals manifest thoughts and endeavors that cross their personal lives and into larger communities; sometimes intentional, sometimes not. Like ripples radiating across the surface of a pond, small disturbances can lead to propagating effects, whose radius may reach even the most static waters.

For 2019, TEDxCMU invites our audience to contemplate the minute movements that cause marvels all around us. We will explore inspirations as well as consequences, ultimately asking ourselves, not if there will be an impact, but how far will it go?

McConomy Auditorium
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Deepa Butoliya

Associate Professor at the University of Michigan

Jane Metcalfe

Co-Founder of Wired Ventures, media company of Wired Magazine
In 2017, she founded NEO.LIFE, a digital media company that drives developments in health, genetics, food, and more. Jane Metalfeā€™s talk will explore how modern technologies are transforming our brains, bodies, families, lifestyles, and the very definition of what it means to be human - the Neobiological revolution.

Jelena Janjic

Professor at Duquesne University

Micah Rabin

Student at Carnegie Mellon University

Parker Felterman

Student at Carnegie Mellon University

Rana Sen

Managing Director at Deloitte US

Rob Smith

Founder of the Phluid Project

Organizing team


Pittsburgh, PA, United States


Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • Bennett Huffman