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Theme: Kinetic Energy

This event occurred on
April 7, 2023
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

TEDxGeorgiaTech presents its Spring 2022 Salon, featuring the theme Kinetic Energy. We are excited to announce this event is completely FREE, but it does require an RSVP to attend.

For those of you who don’t know, TEDxGeorgiaTech is a student-run organization that provides a platform for students and professionals to share their “ideas worth spreading”. This event specifically features 5 student speakers, and we are so excited to share their talks with the community! Their topics range from changing what it means to be "woke", to finding yourself through music, to freedom from unconscious competition.

In addition to the talks, we will have interactive activities designed to connect you with other guests, organizing members, and speakers. Light snacks and refreshments will also be provided. This event is limited to 100 attendees so claim your tickets now!

Want to meet the speakers? Stayed tuned to our Instagram page @tedxgeorgiatech!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out by sending us an email at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Kendeda Building is located at 422 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Paid parking is available across the street. Room 152 is the primary auditorium- you can't miss it!

Kendeda Building
422 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30313
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Donald Gee

Civil Engineering Student + Stand Up Comedian
Donald Gee grew up in the great state of Iowa, and is completing a combined undergraduate and masters degree in four years at Georiga Tech. Like many mildly competative males he has completed several marathons. His career goal is to be an expert in sustainability. Through science, engineering, influencing policy, and inspiring people, he is working to help develop mutually beneficial practices that farmers, cities, and rural communities can implement to increase sustainable outcomes. He is also a stand up comedian having performed with the likes of Michael Longfellow (SNL), Preacher Lawson (AGT), and Katherine Blanford (Tonight Show).

Henry Wallace

Industrial Engineering Student
Henry Wallace is a full-time senior industrial engineering student, part-time musician, ultramarathoner, and board game enthusiast. When he's not in class, you can find him either scheming with his bandmates, on a run, or eating cereal.

Jeremy Ortmann

Biomedical Engineering Student
Jeremy Ortmann is a graduating 4th year Biomedical Engineering student from Florida. When he’s not helping fellow students as a math TA, he enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, as well as losing to his friends in video games.

Sasikumaran Nandakumar

Mechanical Engineering Student
Sasikumaran Nandakumar is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student and a Sri Lankan Tamil who grew up his whole life in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He’d like to call himself a ‘third culture kid’ as he has been exposed to a myriad of cultures growing up: native, South Asian, and Western. This has given him a nuanced perspective on international ethnic issues. He aims to build a future to elevate the quality of life of the disabled and maimed using bionics and robotics.

Organizing team


Atlanta, GA, United States


Atlanta, GA, United States