(Re)starting the Conversation: March 12, 2022, 2 p.m.
Location: McCaskey Lyceum, Saemann Student Center
TEDxWartburgCollege invites the Wartburg and Cedar Valley communities to join us for the fifth annual Northeast Iowa TEDx event. Speakers will (re)start the conversation with presentations on a variety of topics. 

Order of Presenters

NOTE: Audience members are expected to attend all sessions.

  • The Act of Romanticising Your Life and Documenting It
  • The Algorithms of Outrage: Why We Can’t talk to each other anymore
  • The Effects of Loneliness and How to Cope With It
  • Working the Gaps
  • What would life be like if you remembered?

2022 Speakers

Siwa Dlamini

Siwa Dlamini
What would life be like if you remembered?

Oluwafeyisayo Omotehinwa (Feyi)

Oluwafeyisayo Omotehinwa 
The Act of Romanticising Your Life and Documenting It

Dr. Celina Peerman

Dr. Celina Peerman
Working the Gaps

Randall Schroeder

Randall Schroeder
The Algorithms of Outrage: Why We Can’t talk to each other anymore

Emelyn Smuszkiewicz

Emelyn Smuszkiewicz
The Effects of Loneliness and How to Cope with It

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

Exec Team:
Jenna Smuszkiewicz – President of ConnecTED
Malé Ginindza – Vice President
Abby Denault – Curator
Mildred Mahatlane – Marketing Team Leader
Chesa Mehmeti – Social Team Leader
Chris Bauer – Treasurer

General Team Membres:
Gizelle DaSilva – Marketing
Phillip Lekhooana – Marketing
Robert AlKhoury – Social

Sample Presentations/Videos