12 Speakers. 1500 Participants. Gaston Hall.

Saturday November 15th, 2014

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About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED experience. TEDxGeorgetown is our initiative to bring the TED experience to Georgetown University. TEDxGeorgetown is currently in its fourth year at Georgetown University. In previous years, it has been highly popular with both students and faculty at Georgetown as well as the DC community. It is a showcase of Georgetown and what its community are capable of.

Theme: Ithaca

Our theme this year really touches on education and achievement as a journey and we hope to create an inherent link to the Georgetown spirit. We would like TEDxGeorgetown to be a sharing of ideas that will come to be innovation and direction for the university. We find it imperative that the vision shapes the message that will resonate with the Georgetown community.

The title "Ithaca" is based on the poem about Ulysses' journey, the point being that it is the journey that matters, not the destination. Different speakers will share their perspectives on the foundation for the principles of a Georgetown education. The event will showcase what the Georgetown community is able to achieve and highlight individuals who have crafted a purpose for themselves and struck out on their own, from social entrepreneurship to advocacy to a successful career, in a way that contributes to the common good.

Schedule of Events

SESSION I: Formation | 10:00AM

Remarks by President DeGioia

Lunch & Breakout Session I | 11:45AM
SESSION II: Trials | 12:45PM

Remarks by Father Kevin O’Brien

Breakout Session II | 2:35PM
SESSION III: Coda | 3:05PM

Remarks by Father Raymond Kemp

Breakout Session III | 4:30PM
END | 5:00PM

Meet the Speakers!

Andria Wisler

Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice

Randall Bass

Vice-Provost for Education and Professor of English

Derek Goldman

Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center

Josephine Moore

Recovering control addict advocating for happy and healthy life choices.

Anwar Ibrahim

Leader of Opposition in Malaysia and one of the forefathers of the Asian Renaissance

Hannah Davis

Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President of BANGS Shoes

Thomas Angelo Lloyd

President of GU Pride and crowned Mr. Georgetown 2014

Adan Gonzalez

First-Generation College Student and Founder of Si Se Puede Network

Omékongo Dibinga

Youth Motivational Speaker and Diversity Educator

Sheryll Cashin

Professor of Law at Georgetown University and author of Place Not Race

Christopher Wadibia

Advocate of Faith and Human Dignity

Alisha "M'Jestie" Brooks

CEO of Dream City University

Check out our videos from last year.

TEDxGeorgetown 2013 revolved around the theme of “Changemakers.” The conference highlighted university faculty members students may not know outside of academia, including Elizabeth Stanley, a professor of security studies and nonprofit founder, and Francis Slakey, a professor of physics and public policy who is also the first person to have climbed the highest mountain on every continent and surfed every ocean on Earth.

Meet the Team!


Director of Logistics


Director of Technology


Speaker Liason


Community Development Coordinator


Institutional Relations


Deputy Director of Logistics


Marketing Director


TEDxGeorgetown Chair

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