Saturday October 24th, 2015

Theme: Risk Takers

Taking a risk is scary. That’s what makes it a risk. It implies that a very real possibility of not succeeding looms over the decision in question. In some cases, sustaining the status quo appears much more preferable than running the risk of failure. After all, the status quo is familiar and known, providing a sense of comfort. But what is it that pushes some to forgo the comfort of continuity in exchange for the uncertain?

The theme of TEDxGeorgetown 2015, Risk Takers, will give twelve speakers an opportunity to answer that question on the historic Gaston Hall stage. It will be broken into three different sessions, each highlighting different stages or factors of the risk taking process. There will be four speakers in each session and each TEDTalk will last approximately 13-17 minutes. After each session, there will be Breakout Sessions in which the event attendees will have a chance to interact more closely with the speakers they just heard on stage.

Schedule of Events

SESSION I: Inspiration for the Uninspired

Opening Remarks by Co-Chairs | 10:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks by Session Curator | 10:10 a.m.

Lunch & Breakout Session I | Healy Lawn | 11:45AM
SESSION II: Fail Forward | 12:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks by Session Curator

Breakout Session II | 1st Floor Healy | 2:15 p.m.
SESSION III: High Risk, High Reward | 3:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks by Session Curator

Breakout Session III | 1st Floor Healy | 4:30 p.m.
Reception | TBD | 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Speaker Profiles Coming Soon!

Check out our videos from last year.

TEDxGeorgetown 2014 revolved around the theme of "Ithaca.”

Team Info Coming Soon!

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.

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