The videos of TEDxDayton 2020’s first virtual event are now available to view on YouTube.com.
TEDxDayton 2020 streamed in one-hour segments the evenings of November 10, 12, 17, and 19. The event featured local speakers delivering talks covering topics such as labor trafficking, opioids, hazing, mentorship, and much more. Local performers prepared recorded segments and a new Q&A session was introduced to explore one topic further on each night of the event.
“We are so glad that despite the pandemic we were able to hold the Signature Event in 2020,” shared Ron Rollins, co-chair of the event. “Now with the videos being available to view on YouTube, attendees as well as anyone who missed any of the streamed event will be able to enjoy them.”
In what was a challenging year for the Dayton community, the organizers of TEDxDayton determined that an in-person event would not be prudent and elected to virtually host TEDxDayton 2020 for the first time in its seven-year history. Since 2013, the annual Signature Event has historically taken place in October of each year with a live audience of around 1,000 ticket holders.
Here’s who the 2020 speakers were:
Retired College Professor
Sharing his personal story about downsizing and how to say “good-bye.”
TBI Survivor (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Speaking alongside his aunt, Conor will share his personal story of releasing the burden of trauma.
Anne Marie Romer
Speaking alongside her nephew, Anne Marie will share her personal story of releasing the burden of trauma.
Sharing her thoughts on the power and importance of intergenerational mentorship.
Ronald L. Fletcher, MD
Former Ohio Health Commissioner
Sharing lessons from the HIV pandemic and thoughts on how those lessons can be used to inform our response to COVID-19.
Subhashini Ganapathy, PhD
Industrial Systems Engineer
Sharing her thoughts on how engineering can be fun.
Old School Techie
Sharing how she’s surviving the pandemic as a Luddite.
Computer Science Professor
Sharing his excitement about teaching with droids.
Labor Trafficking Survivor
Sharing his personal story of labor trafficking and how we can be more aware of this silent issue.
College Athlete Advocate
Sharing his findings on the exploitation of college athletes.
Jacquelyn Wright Palmer
Sharing her journey of finding pride in her family’s history of enslavement.
Sharing his personal experience on the inheritance of poverty.
Sharing her thoughts on why DIY isn’t really about doing it yourself.
Amy M. Riegel
Sharing her thoughts on why housing matters and how our zip code defines our life experiences.
Sharing her personal experiences on the dangers of hazing.
Christopher Wyatt, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Sharing his findings on the connection between opioids and breathing.
Videos are available on the TEDx YouTube channel playlist here.