Binghamton University's annual TEDx conference returns March 26


BINGHAMTON, NY--  TEDxBinghamtonUniversity will bring eight speakers to the Binghamton University campus at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, for an afternoon of inspiring and entertaining talks. The seventh annual TEDx conference will take place in the Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, on campus.

The speaker lineup includes an award-winning filmmaker, a current Binghamton University student and an Australian Open Finalist. Each speaker will discuss a range of topics, from race and politics to pop culture and psychology.

Hear TED talks from:

·      Ranier Maningding, Filipino-American advertising copywriter and writer for The Love Life of an Asian Guy (LLAG), a growing social media platform for race, politics and pop culture: "Social Activism is the New Civil Rights Movement."  

·      Eric Butorac, 18-time ATP doubles winner and 2014 Australian Open finalist: "Don’t Dream Big."

·      Mollie Teitelbaum, senior at Binghamton University majoring in philosophy and comparative literature: "So that’s why you annoy me! "Combating peccadillic implicit bias."

·      Gunnar Garfors, one of the few people to have visited every country in the world: "World’s Least-Visited Countries Revisited."

·      Cevin Soling, writer, scholar, music producer and award-winning filmmaker: "The Truthiness of School."

·      Ellyn Kaschak, internationally acclaimed and award-winning psychologist, author and professor emerita of psychology at San Jose State University in California: "Seeing is Believing or Is Believing Seeing?"

·      Chris Koch, who was born without arms and legs, helped on his family’s farm, and played sports such as baseball, soccer and snowboarding: "If I Can…"

Binghamton University Black Dance Repertoire, a multicultural dance group whose purpose is to entertain, will perform at intermission. BDR has performed for many events on campus sponsored by student organizations, administrative offices and athletic programs.

The first 100 early-bird tickets are only $5, tickets at tabling are $10, and tickets at the door are $15. Tickets can also be purchased from for $10 plus a $1.75 fee. For more information, contact or visit

Last Updated: 6/7/16