TED at UPS 2016

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TED@UPS Sizzle Reels

Sizzle reels for six TED@UPS speakers

In a few weeks, we will be releasing the final videos from the TED@UPS event on Sept. 15, 2016. Stay tuned to watch all 12 UPSers take the stage to explore the possibilities behind the question, “What if?” You’ll be sure to question your perspective on many things, including how mosquitoes could be used to […]

TED@UPS Video Intro: John Bidden

John Bidden believes that music is a tool for the soul. That it can either “fix, build, calm, break, or change you for a moment.” He wields the instrument to inspire others.

I am an independent recording artist based out of the great city of Detroit, the music capital of the world! Watch John share his excitement about the upcoming TED@UPS live stream event. I’m so excited to be a part of this TED event. Music is my passion and hobby. Music can travel so far – […]

TED@UPS Video Intro: Kate Adams

Kate Adams, who worked on soaps for eight years, maps the ways that daytime dramas are an unlikely (but compelling) oracle to help us overcome our own everyday dramas.

I’ve wanted to be a storyteller for as long as I can remember. Growing up, that meant writing poems, short stories, or even screenplays for my Barbies. And it also meant hours spent at the foot of my bed, performing the score of Les Miserables for my stuffed animals. They dug it, of course. Hear […]

TED@UPS Video Intro: Amelia Laytham

How a teenage immigrant reclaimed her shunned identity through dance.

My Ted Talk is a combination of a talk and a performance. My talk portion is me sharing my personal journey as a first-generation immigrant coming to this country and rediscovering who I am as an adult as a proud Indonesian immigrant, through my love of performing traditional dances. Watch Amelia talk about her TED@UPS […]

TED@UPS Video Intro: Jan Denecker

What lessons does the developing world hold about building healthcare that is simpler and longer-lasting?

I grew up in Belgium and I now live close to Brussels, Belgium, together with my wonderful wife and two great teenage kids. I am passionate about sports – in particular, football, which some of you may prefer to call soccer. Watch Jan talk about his TED@UPS experience. I’m also passionate about healthcare. I started […]