1 p.m. Sunday, March 30, Osterhout Concert Theater

About TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

Ben Eisenkop

This year's TEDx event organizers (from left to right) Gina Kim, Stephen Prosperi, Stephanie Izquieta

If you’re looking for a common denominator for this year’s TEDxBinghamtonUniversity speakers – you’ll have some looking to do. Though each has made his or her mark, those marks have been made in very different arenas. But whether it’s the science of love, the world of social media and the Web, social commentary, the war on drugs, the future of science funding, the bitcoin revolution or the stage – our speakers have something to say! One speaker is even keeping his talk a secret so you have to show up to hear what he will speak about!

So, perhaps there really is a common denominator: that there is no common thread. TEDxBinghamtonUniversity 2014 speakers are all straying the course!

Come be enlightened, inspired and entertained by our speakers and The Binghamton Crosbys!

TEDxBinghamtonUniversity is presented by:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Office of the Vice President for Administration
  • Office of the Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
  • Alumni Association
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Theatre
  • Department of English
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Women’s Studies
  • Department of Anthropology


Stephanie Izquieta

Stephanie Izquieta, a junior majoring in philosophy, politics, and law, joined the TEDx executive board to help organize one of the largest academic TEDx events among thousands in over 80 countries. She is passionate about student activism and has a knack for turning hobbies into causes. At Binghamton, she founded Students for Sensible Drug Policy, conducted research as a McNair Scholar and served as a policy and research assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. She is now part of the Student Net Alliance, an organization committed to protecting your digital rights. She plans to pursue a master’s in degree in public policy upon graduation.

Gina Kim

Gina Kim, a junior majoring in integrative neuroscience, works on campus as a public speaking assistant, helping students hone their public speaking and oral communication skills. She strongly believes that passion and dedication to anything you do can lead to great success.

Stephen Prosperi

Stephen Prosperi, a junior majoring in finance and marketing of new media (part of the Individualized Major Program) is in his second year as a TEDx director. He is also a member of the Men’s Rugby team and on the team’s e-board. He plans to pursue a career in the finance industry upon graduation.