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Theme: Research, Rethink, Rebuild

This event occurred on
November 9, 2013
10:00am - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Middlebury, Vermont
United States

TEDxMiddlebury: Research, Rethink, Rebuild focuses on the process of problem-solving and the ways that we interact with this process as individuals and as members of communities. We have a diverse group of speakers who, in the spirit of TED, will each give 18-minute talks related to their work and life experience. Our lineup of 11 speakers includes a microbiologist, a food justice activist, a transportation entrepreneur, a slam poet, and a parks commissioner, among others. Also speaking will be Middlebury student Alec Macmillan '14 and Middlebury professor Steve Trombulak.

CFA Concert Hall
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont, 05753
United States
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Derek Amato

Growing up in the midwest, the eldest of 2 children, Derek was a competitive athlete. The now divorced father of 3, held many corporate positions, and at one point was left homeless from a devastating financial loss. In 2006 a severe concussion changed Derek's life forever, when he discovered the immediate ability to play the piano. Derek would later be diagnosed with two rare conditions, "Acquired Savant Syndrome" and " Synesthesia.".

Organizing team

  • Amanda Wiggans
    Student Organizer
  • Josh Swartz
    Student Organizer
  • Hudson Cavanagh
    Student Organizer
  • Anna Jacobsen
    Student Organizer
  • Moria Sloan
    Student Organizer
  • Martin Fowler
    Student Organizer
  • Roy Wang
    Student Organizer