TEDxMemphis 2018

January 6, 2018 - Halloran Centre

2018 Speakers

Jen Andrews

CEO
Shelby Farms Park + Conservancy

Jen Andrews

Jen is responsible for management of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and for design and implementation of more than $70 million master plan for capital projects at Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline.
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Justin Baker, MD

Chief of Quality of Life and Palliative Care
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Justin Baker, MD

Justin works with patients who are facing the very real possibility of death.
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Ekundayo Bandele

Founder
Hattiloo Theatre

Ekundayo Bandele

Ekundayo founded Hattiloo Theatre, a Black repertory theatre, in Memphis, TN.
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Cinthya Bolanos & Kynnedy Tuggle

Students
Rhodes College

Cinthya Bolanos & Kynnedy Tuggle

Cinthya & Kynnedy are passionate about making Memphis a better place to live.
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Josh Campbell

Storyteller
Spillit Memphis

Josh Campbell

Josh is a professional storyteller that specializes in personal narratives.
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Suzanne Carlson

Transportation and Mobility Project Manager
Innovate Memphis

Suzanne Carlson

Suzanne promotes and improves transit, walking, bicycling and shared use mobility across Memphis.
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Sarah Carpenter

Co-founder and Executive Director
Memphis Lift

Sarah Carpenter

Sarah works to raise awareness of the ways many Memphis school students are underserved.
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Elizabeth Cawein

Director
Music Export Memphis

Elizabeth Cawein

Elizabeth is a publicist, strategist and music advocate.
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Briahna Chambers

Instructor
Tech901

Briahna Chambers

Briahna works with Tech901 to address the IT industry's talent shortage and diversity deficit within Memphis.
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Katrina Coleman

Co-creator and Producer
"You Look Like" web series

Katrina Coleman

Katrina works to make Memphis better one inappropriate joke at a time.
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Elena Delavega, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work
University of Memphis

Elena Delavega, PhD

Elena's most recent project involves measuring attributions of poverty.
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Hardy Farrow

Executive Director
LITE Memphis

Hardy Farrow

Hardy works with LITE Memphis to equip minority students with 21st-century skills to create wealth.
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Brit Fitzpatrick

Founder
MentorMe

Brit Fitzpatrick

Brit's work makes it easier for organizations to start, manage and grow mentoring programs.
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Demetria Frank

Associate Professor
University of Memphis School of Law

Demetria Frank

Demetria’s research focuses on prisoner rights and bias in the criminal justice system.
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Terri Freeman

President
National Civil Rights Museum

Terri Freeman

Terri is responsible for providing strategic leadership in furthering the NCRM's mission as an educational and cultural institution.
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Logan Guleff

Celebrity Chef

Logan Guleff

Logan is a rising star in the culinary world.
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Drew Holcomb

Musician

Drew Holcomb

Drew has traveled all across the land with a catalog of vibrant, honest songs that explore the full range of American roots music.
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Boo Mitchell

Owner
Royal Studios

Boo Mitchell

Boo is a GRAMMY winning engineer, producer, composer, award-winning movie producer and studio owner.
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John Newman

Assistant Professor
University of Memphis

John Newman

John is an expert on competition and innovation policy in technology markets.
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Dorchelle Spence

Vice President
Riverfront Development Corporation

Dorchelle Spence

Dorchelle provides strategic direction and oversight of all riverfront initiatives.
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Josh Spickler

Executive Director
Just City

Josh Spickler

Josh and Just City pursue smarter criminal justice policies for Memphis and Tennessee.
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Gregory Thompson

Director of Research and Strategy
Clayborn Reborn

Gregory Thompson

Gregory is active in national conversations surrounding race and equity in America.
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Joseph Wooten

Musician
Steve Miller Band

Joseph Wooten

Joseph is a keyboard player, singer, songwriter, author and philanthropist.
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Joshua Yates

Cultural Sociologist
University of Virginia

Joshua Yates

Joshua's work focuses on the changing paradigms of civic life in 21st century urban contexts.
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