Tallahassee Community College will host its first TEDx event on February 27, 2014 at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTCC, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTCC event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
February 18, 2015
Tallahassee Community College
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, TEDTalks 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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
Mike Coleman - Organizer
Emily Fox - Co-Chair
Ryan Rogers - Co-Chair
Tavarius Eberhart - Graphics/Publicity
Braze Brickwedel - Speakers
Master of Ceremonies
Gerald Djajaputra is a student in his last semester at TCC.
Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, he aspires to graduate from Tallahassee
Community College, and transfer to a four year university, where he will major
in Political Science and Economics and pursue a career in politics. Gerald is
captain of TCC’s renowned Forensics Speech and Debate Team, he regularly
advances to the final rounds of extemporaneous/impromptu and public address
speaking events, and is also the 2014 Florida College Systems Activities
Association (FCSAA) State Champion in Persuasive Speaking. Gerald serves as a
student representative on the FCSAA Executive Board, which decide policies
regarding academic and sports related activities. Gerald expects to use his
college degree to give back to a community that has given him so many
Being an Asian American
Farrah Youn is a college student at Tallahassee Community
College with aspirations of continuing her education through Florida State
University. She hopes to fulfill a career with Speech and Pathology as a speech
therapist. Outside of her education, Farrah works part-time for Florida Fish
and Wildlife as well as tutoring. She is passionate about writing, and is in the
process of starting a non-profit tutoring organization with her family in the
Why isn't technology more helpful and why don't we seem to care
Bret Ingerman is the Vice President for Information
Technology at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) in Tallahassee, Florida. He
serves as the chief information officer and as a member of TCC’s executive
team. In this role, Mr. Ingerman is responsible for setting the vision and
strategic direction for technology at the College. Information Technology supports all aspects
of technology at TCC including computing, telecommunications, networking (both
data and voice) and audiovisual, and supports all members of the TCC community
in the use of technology to support and enhance teaching, learning, and
administrative functions. Mr. Ingerman is currently the Executive Sponsor for
the College’s implementation of the Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
System, the largest technological undertaking in TCC’s history, and the
College’s partnership with Workday to design a new Student Information System
Prior to coming to TCC, Mr. Ingerman was the Vice President
for Computing and Information Services at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie,
NY). In addition to responsibilities for
all aspects of technology at Vassar, Mr. Ingerman also oversaw the campus Card
Office (including ID cards, door access, vending, video surveillance, and
off-campus merchant sales) as well as a retail computer (and computer related)
store. Prior to Vassar, Mr. Ingerman was
the Chief Technology Officer at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, N.Y). Prior to that he held a number of positions
at Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) including Assistant Vice President
for Information Technology, Executive Director of Information Technology, and
Director of Academic Technologies. Prior
to that, he held a number of positions at Syracuse University including Manager
of the Advanced Applications Group within Computer Services.
Mr. Ingerman received an M.S. degree in psychology and a
B.S. degree in psychology from Syracuse University. He has taught graduate
courses and served as an academic advisor, and is also a published author.
Active nationally in the field of educational technology,
Ingerman most recently served as Chair of the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee
and has also served on their Professional Development Committee. He has served as Chair and Secretary of the
Board of Directors of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), and as
Secretary of the Board of NERCOMP (North East Regional Computing Program). He also coordinated the EDUCASE Small College
Constituent group for over a decade.
A frequent presenter on a wide range of topics, Mr. Ingerman
has been invited to speak at a number or local, regional, national and
international conferences. Recent topics
have included data security and managing an IT organization in a time of
Nicolette L. Costantino
Yoga: Healing through Movement and Observation
Nicolette is in the process of becoming. She nurses chronic
wanderlust, and has a habit of gazing at the night sky, lusting after the
ocean, eyeing surfboards, sprawling on her screened-in porch, carting her
Tibetan singing bowl around, rescuing geckos that wander indoors, scheming new
yoga playlists, binging on cheese, and writing her way through. She makes
choices after asking, “What am I hungry for?” This credo, so far, has meant
becoming a 200-hour registered yoga instructor, acquiring an English master’s
degree, teaching college composition, and completing Level Two Reiki Therapy
training. Her volunteer teaching with the Boys and Girls Club inspired her to
publish an essay on kids yoga, titled, “A Yoga Story with Sprinkles” in
Elephant Journal. She is currently pursuing her 500-hour yoga teacher training
and working to host a combined workshop for classroom and kids yoga at the
studio where she teaches. Nicolette finds that her roles as a yoga instructor
and as Assistant Professor of English allow her to guide others to make life
discoveries through a life practice.
Micah Widen & Lucas Lindsey
We give entrepreneurs a homeLourena Maxwell
Tales of the Detoxic Life
Lourena Maxwell has over twelve years of admissions,
enrollment, advising, and leadership experience in higher education. She has worked in both private and public
post-secondary institutions and brings valuable experience from these
institutions into her current position as Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Services at Tallahassee Community College.
In her current professional role, Lourena oversees college testing
services, pre-college activities including high school dual enrollment and
recruitment, new student orientation, admissions processes, and international
student services. Additionally, Lourena
has over ten years of experience in adjunct college instruction in the subject
areas of developmental English, reading and college/university success courses.
Her specific areas of expertise include teaching others
self-advocacy, relationship building, strategic enrollment management, career
coaching and skill development, recruitment, personality and image
transformation, and program design and training.
Lourena holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a
Master of Science Degree in Counseling, both from Thomas University. In her community, Lourena is active with
groups that promote literacy, self-awareness, equal rights, and HIV/AIDS
awareness and education.
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