Clear your calendar. Open your mind.
Forget the life jacket.

Ready to catch some April waves? Join us on April 22nd to meet the illustrious minds who make waves in all fields—from science and technology to health and social activism. Prepare to be immersed in tidal waves of scientific innovations and social progress. And take our word for it: you won't need a life jacket—you can find everything you need below.


The Feldman Ballroom, University of Rochester


April 22nd 2018

SESSION 1 (10:00 AM - 1:15 PM)
Doors open at 9:30 AM
Performance by AFTER HOURS
SESSION 2 (2:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Doors open at 2:00 PM
Performance by VOCAL POINT
Ranveer Chandra Tyler Socash
Rebecca Cokley Jay Gillen
Josh Pachter James McGrath
Raging Grannies Claudia Gordon
Lee Feinberg Anis Kallel
Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio Luke Wood


Who's even running the show? Meet the 2018 TEDxUniversityofRochester Executive Board.




Our mission is to bring together a diverse body of thought across a range of disciplines and share it with students, staff, faculty, and community surrounding the University of Rochester. We exist to give voice to those who are actively changing the face of the world as we know it. We move to upset the norm; to question; to empower; to explore. We challenge our audience to ignite the candle of knowledge and put out the darkness of ignorance.

Now that’s an idea worth spreading. Welcome to TEDxUniversityofRochester.


Q: When and where will the event take place?

A: The conference will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the Feldman Ballroom at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.

Q: Do I need to purchase a ticket to attend the event?

A: Yes, a ticket is required to attend the conference. A ticket for one session will cost $10 for students and $12 for faculty/staff. Tickets will go on sale approximately two weeks before the event.

Q: What is a session?

A: One session is one group of speakers. Our morning session will be held from 10:00am until 1:15pm, and our afternoon session will be held from 2:30pm until 6:00pm. The doors open at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM for Session 1 and Session 2, respectively. The speakers during the morning and the afternoon sessions will be different.

Q: How many tickets/seats are there?

A: There are 250 seats available per session. We divided the conference into two sessions to allow more people to participate.

Q: What time should I come to the event?

For our morning session, doors will open at 9:30am and close promptly at 10:00am. For our afternoon session, doors will open at 2:00pm and close promptly at 2:30pm. Please note that your ticket will become invalid if you arrive after the start of the session time.



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