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TEDxJHU is excited to announce the theme for our 2019 main event: Connect·the·Dots.

April 13, 2019

Bloomberg 272, 1-4pm

In such a time, the bold designs of those daring enough to assemble ideas in a novel way while reaching across disciplines give us a glimpse of what a more cohesive future could hold.

CONNECT THE dots

As the world becomes increasingly complex - in information, ideas, and challenges - we often find ourselves in silos with very little extending across the divide. This feels especially relevant when we consider our communities and politics today, as it often seems like there is more that separates rather than unites us. In such a time, the bold designs of those daring enough to assemble ideas in a novel way while reaching across disciplines give us a glimpse of what a more cohesive future could hold. Our theme for this year’s TEDxJHU event was developed with the goal to celebrate and showcase a group of remarkable individuals who have challenged conventions by weaving together pieces that embody their unique vision to improve the world we live in. By harnessing the power of collaboration and creating connections that have not traditionally existed, they have developed the solutions necessary to tackle the complicated issues of our time. Whether the work is focused locally in Baltimore city or globally, we hope this theme will serve a reflection of all that has been achieved by those who have discovered common threads buried in accepted thought and possessed the persistence to pull. By questioning the boundaries which have confined us for so long, we too can join as these innovators and trailblazers connect the dots.

FROM THE CURATORS

At TEDx conferences around the world, speakers share “ideas worth spreading” - those that have the power to challenge attitudes, touch lives, and change the world. This year’s TEDxJHU event continues to embrace this vision, as we have invited an incredible lineup of speakers who have bridged seemingly disparate disciplines and areas of thought to transform the communities around them. While these researchers, physicians, activists, and local leaders occupy diverse fields, they are all unified through the promise and power of collaboration to tackle the urgent challenges of today. In hearing their stories, we hope this event will inspire and spark your own ideas while creating the connections of tomorrow. We truly look forward to welcoming you to the historic Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus and are excited for you to join us in April.

Coming soon

Please check back soon for ticketing and speaker information. Feel free to contact us with any questions or view this event on Facebook.