TEDxCMU 2017: Pivot

Student Organizations
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 at 8:45 AM (ET)

TEDxCMU 2017: Pivot promises to bring together some of the world’s most bold and innovative thinkers to give the talk of their lives. This immersive, daylong conference shares the talents of CMU’s speakers and performers with the Pittsburgh community to create the magic that is TEDxCMU. This year's theme is Pivot, drawing speakers and performers from within CMU, the Greater Pittsburgh area, as well as the rest of the country.

The ticket price includes a schedule of the event, a lanyard, and lunch. For details, follow our website www.tedxcmu.org, or follow our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TEDxCMU/Live Talks:

Registration(Rangos 1): 8:30am
Breakfast(Rangos 2 and 3) - Catered by Au Bon Pain: 8:40am - 9:45am

McConomy Doors for Segment 1: 9:30am
Segment 1 (McConomy Auditorium): 10am - 12pm
(4 live talks, 2 pre-recorded talks, 1 performance)

Lunch (Rangos 1 2 3) - Catered by Au Bon Pain: 12pm - 1:20pm

McConomy Doors for Segment 2: 1:20pm
Segment 2 (McConomy Auditorium): 1:40pm - 3:00pm
5 live talks, 1 performance

Subra Suresh - Dr. Subra Suresh is the president of Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated from high school at 15, was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the director of the NSF (National Science Foundation) in September 2010.

Rebecca Nugent - Rebecca Nugent is a Teaching Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Statistics at CMU. She will be speaker about the rise of Data Science and how everyone should seize the opportunity to become data scientists within their own fields/jobs.

Charlie White - Charlie White is the Head of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and will discuss how the role of the photograph has migrated from having a discrete commercial or personal binary in society, to becoming a requisite extension of the self and new form of highly flexible and dynamic visual language.

Steven Chase - Steven Chase is a CMU Assistant Professor in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Steven Chase uses brain-computer interfaces to study motor learning and skill acquisition. He will be answer questions such as “What determines the ultimate limits of what we can learn?” and How flexible is our brain?”

Molly Steenson - Dr. Steenson is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design as well a designer, writer, and speaker. She will be speaking about the intersection of design, architecture and artificial intelligence.

Amy Blankson - Amy Blankson is a co-founder of Goodthink and world’s leading expert on the connection between positive psychology and technology. In her TED Talk, Amy Blankson will help us discover how we can leverage the many technological advances, apps and gadgets in a way that helps us be more productive, while keeping our sanity and boosting our happiness.

Michael Senatore - Michael Senatore started the bottle water flipping craze with his viral video of flipping a water bottle at his school talent show. He will be sharing what it is like to be viral on the internet, and how it has changed his life.

Eric Cyphers - Eric Cyphers is a sophomore at CMU double majoring in neuroscience and chemistry...who also happens to have performed for Barack Obama and Yo-Yo Ma as a cellist. In his upcoming TED Talk, Eric will talk about the connection between his diverse interests in music and science.

Dr. Jeff Schneider - He is the Engineering Lead for Machine Learning at Uber ATC. He is currently on leave from Carnegie Mellon University where he was a research professor in the School of Computer Science. Through his research, commercial, and consulting efforts, he has worked with dozens of companies and government agencies around the world. Along the way he has visited 52 countries on 6 continents. He also milked 100,000 cows during his teen years! Jeff is excited to talk to the TEDxCMU audience about how self-driving cars will transform our cities and our lives.

Live Performances:

KPOP Dance Crew

Electro Acoustic Ensemble

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