TEDxBinghamtonUniversity is an SA-chartered event
TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (ted.com). TEDx organizations are independent groups with TED licenses that create TEDx Talk events where speakers share their ideas worth spreading in their local community.
TEDxBinghamtonUniversity was established in 2010 and has since held 11 annual conferences, hosting 5-7 speakers each year. TEDxBinghamtonUniversity is organized by a team of undergraduate students and a faculty advisor, and they pride themselves in involving the Binghamton University community, from having both alumni and student speakers give talks, to having student volunteers and designers work on the event. In 2020, TEDxBinghamtonUniversity hosted its first-ever hybrid virtual and in-person conference, UNEARTHED, which operated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year, TEDxBinghamtonUniversity conferences are centered around a main theme. So what is 2021’s theme? For Future Reference. Students will shape the future, and their ideas will be looked back on as markers of a time in which innovation and inspiration were essential. TEDxBinghamtonUniversity: For Future Reference will be the first TEDxBinghamtonUniversity lineup to feature multiple Binghamton University student speakers in addition to an alumni speaker.
2020-2021 Conference Directors
Top Left to right: Ethan Stone, Jacob West, and Lorin Miller
Bottom Left to right: Sofia Fasullo and Colleen Nugent
|Sofia Fasullo is a junior double majoring in Geography and Statistics. This is her 2nd year being a director for TEDxBinghamtonUniversity, where she is currently the director of sponsorship. Aside from TEDx Sofia conducts research on landmine detection in the Binghamton University remote sensing lab. During her free time she likes to run and play guitar.|
|Lorin Miller is a junior double majoring in English and Italian. This is her second year as a TEDx director, and she has enjoyed the challenge of growing and adapting TEDxBinghamtonUniversity to our constantly changing social climate. Outside of TEDx, Lorin is a resident assistant in Hinman College. In her free time, she enjoys writing comedy sketches and watching nature documentaries.|
|Colleen Nugent is a sophomore double-majoring in Philosophy, Politics & Law, and French. This is her first year organizing TEDxBinghamtonUniversity! She is an Eboard intern for Habitat for Humanity and was a French TA last semester. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, thrifting, and reading. She hopes to attend law school and work in public interest law after college.|
|Ethan Stone is a junior majoring in Business Administration and concentrating in Marketing in Binghamton's School of Management. This is his first year as an organizer for TEDxBinghamtonUniversity. Ethan is also a member of Binghamton University's co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. In his free time, he enjoys photography and watching documentaries. Upon graduation, he plans to work in real estate brokerage in NYC.|
|Jacob West currently studies statistics and sociology as an undergraduate of Binghamton University. Interning and volunteering his time for multiple organizations, as well as working as a full-time student, Jake has academically strived in his recent years. He enjoys spending his free time writing on his personal blog, being outdoors with friends and family, and listening to music.|