TEDxBostonCollege, an independently organized TED event, will be held in Fulton 511 this Sunday, April 22. TEDx is a program that aims to support individuals or groups in hosting self-organized events similar to the TED conference around the world. The theme for the conference is “Bringing People Together,” with the goal of celebrating “an exchange of ideas in the spirit of having a positive impact on those inside and outside our own communities.”
The event will feature eight speakers and one student speaker. Lawyer and filmmaker Matthew Weiss, who recently made the documentary “Man in the Red Bandana” about Welles Remy Crowther, '99, will be speaking, as will Connie Anne Phillips, the publisher and CRO of Glamour Magazine and Self Magazine.
Speakers also include members of the BC community, including Father Michael Himes; Juan Montes, lawyer and assistant professor at the Carroll School of Management; and Dr. David Healey, Director of the Boston College Marching Band and the Boston College Symphonic Band.
Kofi Nimo, CSOM ‘21, will be the student speaker. He will discuss “The Role of Acceptance in Bringing People Together.”
Other speakers include child and adolescent therapist Natasha Babul, magician David Feng, and the CTO of the World Bank, Lesly Goh.
Tickets can be bought online for $25 for Boston College students and $40 for community members.