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Is Return to Office Vital for our Survival? | Matt Sunbulli | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Is Return to Office Vital for our Survival? | Matt Sunbulli | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Matt Sunbulli takes us on a thought-provoking journey that delves into the heart of a pressing modern dilemma. Drawing from his diverse background in business, psychology, and technology, Sunbulli challenges conventional notions surrounding the return to physical workplaces, our old fishbowls. With a blend of insightful research and relatable anecdotes, he navigates the intricate web of factors that shape our perceptions of work, productivity, and well-being in a post-pandemic world. Matt Sunbulli is the founder of Fishbowl, a social network for professionals to communicate semi-anonymously with colleagues across industries. Millions of professionals come to Fishbowl to have candid and honest conversations about their jobs and how they work. Matt is also the host of Lonely Office, a podcast covering stories about our remote and digital work lives. He was previously Cofounder and CEO of Social Amp, one of the first Facebook Marketing Agencies, acquired by Merkle (Dentsu Aegis Network), in 2012. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The Power of Isolation | Charlie Walker | TEDxIndianaUniversity
The Power of Isolation | Charlie Walker | TEDxIndianaUniversity
NOTE FROM TED: This talk was delivered in February 2023 and represents the speaker's personal views and experiences. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf Is isolation truly as bad as we may think? Adventurer and speaker Charlie Walker invites us to challenge the ideas of isolation and how we perceive it as a society through the discussion of his own adventures. Charlie Walker is a British adventurer, writer, and public speaker. He specializes in long-distance, human-powered expeditions and has traveled by bicycle, foot, horse, and dugout canoe! From spending several weeks in a Russian kangaroo court to camping in -50C, Charlie’s journeys never have a dull moment. Charlie continues to seek out expeditions around the world, gaining a breadth of experiences and adventures along the way. His expertise in “journeys” can be used as a source of inspiration for anyone looking to take a leap of faith or move beyond their individual fishbowls. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Citizen Participation in Rising Waters | Marccus Hendricks | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Citizen Participation in Rising Waters | Marccus Hendricks | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Dr. Marccus D. Hendricks describes the importance of participation in our communities. Excessive water and flooding have become even more of an issue in the past few years, but this has been a reality for people in marginalized communities since the beginning. Even though we may want to depend on "professionals" to complete research on this topic, all community members have the ability to make a positive change. Dr. Marccus D. Hendricks is a first-generation Black American scholar and academic mentor who was born in Dallas, Texas. Currently, Hendricks is a recently tenured Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Maryland in College Park Maryland, where as a community-engaged scholar, he emphasizes participation and action using methods such as photography, visual inspection, and environmental sampling to better understand environmental exposure and impact. Hendricks holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Science and a Master of Public Health, both from Texas A&M University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Writing Our Last Chapter  | John Lantos | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Writing Our Last Chapter | John Lantos | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Death is never an easy topic to grasp or discuss. In his TEDx talk, Dr. John Lantos challenges us to perceive death in different ways through a historical and modern discussion. Dr. John Lantos is a pediatrician, bioethicist, teacher, and writer. He is past president of The American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. He has the unique ability to speak about complicated bioethical issues in a poetic voice informed by his clinical experiences. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, The Chicago Tribune and the Kansas City Star. He has spoken about bioethical controversies on Oprah, Nightline, and NPR. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Embodied Stories: Blood and Kinship | Elizabeth Claffey | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Embodied Stories: Blood and Kinship | Elizabeth Claffey | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Elizabeth Claffey invites us to explore the true power and potential of photography through personal photos that she has taken throughout her career. Even though some topics may be difficult to understand, photography allows us to explore our true identities that are likely hidden. Elizabeth M. Claffey is an Associate Professor of Photography at Indiana University in Bloomington, a 2019-20 Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and a 2012 William J. Fulbright Fellow. She has an MFA in Studio Art from Texas Woman’s University, where she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. In 2017, her work was selected for a Center Santa Fe Director’s Choice Award by Kim Sajet of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. In 2021, she was awarded an Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and an IU Presidential Award for Research and Creative Activity. Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and focuses on labor, identity, kinship, isolation, issues of the body, and cultural/institutional practices. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The x in our name, TEDxIndianaUniversity, means we're an independently organized TED event. At our events, live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TED Conferences provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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