“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. Our event is called TEDxUGA, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUGA event, TEDTalks live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.”


“It’s no small wonder that transformation starts with one: one person, one muse, one idea. A single stroke of inspiration has the power to unite communities in pursuit of dreams that exist at the crossroads of the unfamiliar and the awe-inspiring. At the University of Georgia, we marvel at the extraordinary stories, enchanting ideas, and boundless research that reinvent our world and reimagine our future. TEDxUGA 2022 will pave a new path forward with ideas that inspire curiosity, expand imagination, and awaken wonder.”

I was given the chance to work alongside Dr. Sun Joo Grace Ahn, a Professor at UGA, in curating her talk that delves into the transformative potential of emerging Virtual Reality technology. She explores how this technology has the power to reshape our perception of the world, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in its development.


“Centuries of students and scholars have grown a vast and intertwined network of research and scholarship. The passions and actions that inspire this network are sometimes unseen, unheard, and untamed. But the results are powerful and ever-reaching. At the University of Georgia, we plant seeds of research and scholarship every day. And now at TEDxUGA 2023, we will explore how these seeds have taken root and flourished into ideas with the power to change the world.”

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Jarryd Wallace, a world record-holding sprinter and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic bronze medalist, in curating his talk that explores how we can all better master our own controlled and uncontrolled transitions in life by focusing on one question: What is required of me?
I was given the chance to work together with Dr. Naola Ferguson-Noel, a Professor in Population Health at UGA, to curate her talk that debunks common misconceptions about the poultry industry, so we are better informed about what we are eating and feeding to our families.