TEDxNCState 2022

Ignite your passion for new ideas.

Join us at TEDxNCState 2022! With inspiring new ideas from local innovators and driven NC State students, we hope you will walk away feeling motivated to make an impact in your community! Our speakers are innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs. We will celebrate empowering messages, powerful ideas, and impactful actions as well as performances from local artists and musicians.The event will be interactive with fun activities and opportunities to network with other curious local citizens. We will kick off the event on April 15th with a networking fair at 2:30 on Stafford Commons. Then, walk over to Titmus Theater for a reception before we begin the main stage conference at 4:00. We hope you’ll join us for a thought-provoking and engaging event.

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Here's whats happening at TEDxNCState 2022!

TEDxNCState 2022 Networking Fair

2:30 to 3:30 PM

TEDxNCState 2022 Conference

4:00 to 7:30 PM

3:30 to 4:00 PM

Reception at Titmus Theatre!

Here's our speakers!

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Joyel Crawford

New Jersey native, Joyel Crawford strives to live as authentically and passionately as possible, and she is on a mission to help others do the same. As a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Virtual Presenter and leadership development consultant, Joyel helps others expertly navigate every step of their career and life. A survivor of alopecia areata, Joyel will show us all a new way of looking at and overcoming individual challenges.

Career Coach | Virtual Presenter | Leadership Development Consultant

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Christopher Mismash

Christopher Mismash is an innovator through-and-through. He has led numerous successful start-ups centered in the digital domain and currently consults for Fortune100 companies such as CenturyLink and Caterpillar. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Human Centered Innovation at NC State’s College of Design, and will speak to how we can all think more intentionally about our own innovation.

Innovator | Consultant | Entrepreneur

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Abhichart Krissanaprasit

World Traveler | Scientist | Yoga Practitioner

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Whether it be exploring new research ventures or traveling to exotic destinations to practice yoga, Abhichart chooses to embrace new opportunities that are challenging and unique.  Abhichart designed and engineered a self-folding, functional RNA nanostructure that is programmable, specific and reversible, and will share with us the joy of finding our spark and scientific curiosity.

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Laura Bottomley

Dr. Laura Bottomley is a Teaching Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at NC State University and the Director of Women in Engineering, Director of Engineering Education, and Director of The Engineering Place for K-20 Outreach.  She will speak from her experiences at NC State as an advocate for a new way to model our education system. In addition to her roles at the University, Laura helps schools reinvent themselves as engineering magnet schools.

Professor | Education Advisor |  Director

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Etienne Phillips

Growing up living with a single parent who indoctrinated him into a world of conspiracies, Etienne Phillips was socialized into having some rather “out of the ordinary” beliefs.  Surrounded by these beliefs, the world was a terrifying place for him as a young child. Over time, he began to shift his perspectives and develop his own world view as he interacted with people in the world, and will share with us how this can inform our own interactions in society.

Mathematician | Student | Philosopher

Here's the logistics:

Parking will be hosted in a pay-lot by NC State University at Coliseum Parking Deck right beside Titmus Theatre. Enter through the Cates Avenue Entrance.

We are so thankful for our sponsors!
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321 Coffee is a coffee shop and roaster built on inclusion. Based in Raleigh, NC, 321 currently employs over 30 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

CEO Lindsay Wrege spoke at TEDxNCState 2021. Find her talk here or visit 321 Coffee online!
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This year our talks will be presented live and will be available online 30 days after the event. Check out our previous talks below!