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Proceed with Curiosity


Saturday March 11th, 2017

Mudd Hall, Johns Hopkins University


Doors will open at 12:30pm


Ticket Price:

  • $10 for JHU students, faculty & staff
  • $15 for general public

Tickets will be sold at the door today!


Event Description

This year, we are thrilled to present eight experts from a variety disciplines, ranging from space science to social initiatives. Our event visuals are inspired by the artwork of Baltimore artist, Daniel Stuelpnagel, whose pieces will be displayed throughout the event. During intermission, we will be featuring the music of June Pastel, Hopkins student groups, and local Baltimore organizations. You will be able to enjoy complimentary food and beverages while having the amazing opportunity to network with our wonderful speakers. 

The event is open to the public and innovators of all ages. 

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Speaker LineUp

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein is an Associate Dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training. Previously, he was the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in which he led efforts to modernize Maryland's all-payer system for hospital payment. 

Dr. Natalia Trayanova is the Murray B. Sachs Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins and directs the Computational Cardiology Laboratory. She is at the forefront of cardiac research, working to meld computers and the heart together in order to make cardiac care more personalized and effective.

Shilpa Alva is a Johns Hopkins University alumna and the Co-Founder of Surge For Water, a non-profit organization that brings life-sustaining water and sanitation solutions to communities around the world, including areas in Haiti, India, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Nepal and Cambodia. 

Braphus Kaalund is a former music performance student from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He is now a Policy Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, specializing in political and economic affairs. He focuses on promoting communication and information technology policies, especially internet connectivity and cybersecurity from a global perspective.

Dr. Nicola Fox is the principal Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory space scientist leading NASA’s extraordinary and historic Solar Probe Plus Project. The spacecraft’s mission? To touch the sun. Dr. Fox’s illustrious career in space and solar physics spans over three decades.

Seal Bin-Han studied electrical engineering at Hopkins and is the founder and CEO of FitMango. Seal also sits on the board of several national non-profit organizations like the J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide. The unique mixture of his eclectic background, charismatic persona, and highly driven approach to life are sure to make for a scintillating talk, one that will particularly resonate with the students of Johns Hopkins.

Michelle Geiss is an alumna of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Impact Hub Baltimore, an innovative lab and business incubator that connects a community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals to take collaborative action and drive positive change in Baltimore. From improving city planning and transit, to programs encouraging education for the youth, those involved in the Impact Hub desire to create a stronger community in Baltimore.



A detailed campus map can be found here: JHU Campus MapMudd Hall is #46 on the map.

If you are commuting to our event, there is street parking around campus. Also, the South Garage and San Martin Garage will be available at an hourly rate. Parking vouchers will not be validated from TEDxJHU. More information on parking can be found here: JHU Parking

Refreshments will be provided during intermission.

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