At TEDx Binghamton University 2015, Sunny Hostin ‘90, legal analyst for CNN, said the most important day in your life is the day you decide who you will not be.



Christopher Fix ‘86, CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, talked at TEDx Binghamton University 2015 about the impact of Middle Eastern oil on the global economy.



Ruben Santiago-Hudson '78, accomplished television and Broadway actor, gave a talk titled "Stray the path...the story of my life" at TEDx Binghamton University 2014.



Justin Garcia '07, MS '09, PhD '12, research fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University, Bloomington, discussed the rise and fall of dating in America at TEDx Binghamton University 2013.



Alexander Macris '97, senior vice president of Alloy Digital and general manager of The Escapist magazine, said people are getting smarter and content is getting dumber in a presentation at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity 2013.



Lyda C. Arévalo-Flechas '91 has earned a reputation for cutting-edge research on the factors influencing Latino/Hispanic caregivers' perception of the experience of caring for a relative with Alzheimer's disease. She spoke at TEDxSanAntonio 2012.


Michelle Courtney Berry '88 spoke at TEDx IthacaCollege 2014 about how many of us aren't truly AWAKE; however, we can learn how to quickly interrupt patterns that don't serve us and transform our lives by committing to seven agreements.


Eric Horvitz '80, Distinguished Scientist and co-director at Microsoft Research, Eric Horvitz, shared the human side of advancing machine intelligence at TEDx Austin 2013.


Bill T. Jones, legendary dance choreographer, and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi, wanted to offer the TED2015 audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. The result was an improvised piece "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain" that was so extraordinary it had to be shared.


Arel Moodie '05, motivational speaker and best-selling author, spoke in February 2017 at TEDxYouth@ClintonSquare, delivering a talk on one of the most important life lessons he has learned: You don't have to be the smartest or most skilled to become successful. The secret is effort. He also discussed the real art of becoming likeable at TEDx Syracuse University 2014 and the surprisingly simple question that sparks innovation at TEDx Long Island University 2014.


Owen Pell '80, a litigation partner at White & Case in New York, spoke about Diplomacy 2.0 at TEDx Binghamton University in 2012. He participated in the negotiations between the United States and France to resolve Holocaust-related claims in 2000. More recently, he completed a case for the Republic of Peru that resulted in an agreement by Yale University to return to Peru artifacts from Machu Picchu.


George Teodorescu '95 spoke at TEDxChisinauBorn in 2013 about Integration vs. Assimilation. He is a lawyer, specializing in international commercial arbitration. In Chișinău, he manages the local office of the law firm of Vernon David & Associates.


Christopher Ullman '86 is the four-time national and international whistling champion. From the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where he performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, to an Oval Office serenade of President George W. Bush, as well as 350 personalized Happy Birthday whistles a year, Chris rejoices in sharing his art with people around the world. By day, Chris is a managing director at The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager. He spoke at TEDx MidAtlantic in 2014.


Napoleon D. Wells '02, PACT/Behavioral Health, Team Lead at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., spoke at TEDx ColumbiaSC 2015, proposing mental health as a cure for racism.



Last Updated: 3/7/17