TEDxEarlhamCollege returns to campus March 5

TEDxEarlhamCollege will take place on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, at Goddard Auditorium from 1 – 4 p.m. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talk videos under the theme of “For the Greater Good.” 

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

TEDxEarlhamCollege is an event where community speakers will share talks on a diverse range of topics relating to their interpretation of the greater good.

“We weren’t able to host TEDx Earlham College last year due to COVID-19, so we are very excited to bring the event back this year. Our students have worked hard for months to make this event happen and I am looking forward to seeing it all come together in March. Our speakers have lots of different ideas to share and I think everyone who attends will walk away with some new perspectives,” says Lea Staedtler, the TEDxEarlhamCollege licensee.

Speakers at TEDxEarlhamCollege include:

  • Richelle Delia is a Midwest resident and University of Notre Dame alum. Her talk is titled “Net Operating Influence.”
  • Grayson Hart is the GIS Coordinator for the City of Richmond and oversees many of the city’s environmental sustainability programs. His talk is titled “Cities, Sustainability, and the Work of Civilization.
  • Kiyomi Johnson is a sophomore at Earlham College. She is majoring in Museum Studies and Biology. Her talk is titled “The Importance of Radical Acceptance.”
  • Bibi Aseeya Mohamed is a senior at Earlham College majoring in Geology and minoring in Global Management. Her talk is titledHow Does Personal Happiness Influence Actions for the Greater Good?
  • Loukik Nanda is a freshman at Earlham College. He is studying Global Management and Data Science. His talk is titled, “Discovering the Hero Within.”
  • Krishna Thiru is currently a senior at Brebeuf Jesuit High School. His talk is titled “The Secret to Building the Human Network.”
  • Pamela Zelaya is a member of the ESL team at Richmond Community Schools and a part-time Medical Interpreter at Neighborhood Health Center. Her talk is titled “Becoming a Medical Interpreter.”

TEDxEarlhamCollege sponsors include: The Earlham College Office of Student Life and The Earlham Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity.

For more information about TEDxEarlhamCollege, please visit TEDxEarlhamCollege.com or check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Tickets are available here.

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 in a small group. 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, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

Media contact

Brian Zimmerman
Director of media relations

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 765.983.1256

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.