How do we find and coach our speakers?

Speaker release is only a week away! As our team works diligently to design and market our event, we thought it would be helpful to share our process of selecting speakers. This year’s event, Precipice, features nine speakers and three performers. Read on to learn more about how we »

Rising in the Dual Reality

If you’ve ever bought anything in your life, you’ve partaken in a system fueled by imagination. You’ve taken a piece of green paper with an old bloke's face on it and attributed value to it. You’ve used it to survive. According to historian Yuval Noah Harari, »

TEDx: Edify

On December 2nd, we held our second satellite event of the semester and had over 80 attendees. At “Edify,” three undergraduate students spoke about the importance and impact of obstacles that interfere with education and education reform. Our first speaker was Therese Rajasekera, who is a fourth-year studying neuroscience and »

Bowl of Salvation

Shuffling out of my room where I’ve hibernated since election night, the first pangs of hunger radiated through my body like a shock wave, heightening my senses to unimaginable peaks and loud enough to wake the household up. Edging down the staircase in mismatched fluffy socks, a ratty cheeto »

Election Day 2016: We Made It!

After a grueling 17 months, the 2016 Presidential Election campaign season is finally coming to a close today. Hillary Clinton (D), Donald Trump (R), Gary Johnson (L), or Jill Stein (G) will be announced as the next President of the United States. BEFORE I GO ON – have you voted? Because »

The Identity Behind Our Sustenance

When I was younger, I remember taking the phrase “you are what you eat” very seriously. Devouring a chocolate chip cookie, I believed that its sweetness would somehow mold some aspect of my personality. My five-year-old self developed a hypothesis that if sweets made you a better person, then salty »

I Am Hamlet @ Marion Correctional

Two of us here at TEDxOhioStateUniversity went to prison a couple weeks ago. Don’t worry, it’s not what you think. And yes, we’re ok. For the past year, TEDxOhioStateUniversity has been collaborating with Marion Correctional Institute (MCI) in Marion, Ohio. Our partnership has been to assist, advise »

Reactive Preview: Dr. Noel Paul

Dr. Noel Paul graduated with his PhD in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 2004, then received a fellowship with the National Institute of Health for Drug Abuse. Over the past years, he has worked to better comprehend the role of the dopamine neurotransmitter system in addiction. At his »