TEDxDrewUniversity 2020 Solves For X

Student-run event brings experts to campus to discuss important topics

March 2020 – TEDxDrewUniversity is back for another year.

This year’s student-run event, themed “Solve for X,” will bring 11 experts to campus on March 28 to discuss issues and problems that exist on a global, local and personal level.

TEDxDrewUniversity debuted in 2018 with the theme “Life as We Don’t Know It” and focused on “The Nature of Being” in 2019.

“Solve for X” speakers include Drew student Perry Asibey-Bonsu C’21, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief Rob Franek C’93, who also serves as a member of Drew’s Board of Trustees, and adjunct professor of theatre arts Abigail Zealey Bess, an award-winning filmmaker and theatre director.

Other speakers (TED Talk topic in parentheses):

Rowaida Abdelaziz , HuffPost journalist (journalism, writing)

Tori DeSimone, entrepreneur, stRIDE co-owner (fitness, health)

Jacob Glanville, co-founder, CEO and president of Distributed Bio (entrepreneurship, immunology)

Trudi Lebron, co-host of That’s Not How That Works podcast (non-profit, social impact)

Nicos Marcou, talent consultant with EY (management, neurodiversity)

Kelly Owens, director of education and outreach at Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (healthcare, innovation)

Ingrid Silva, dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and founder of EmpowHerNY (entrepreneurship, dance)

Fred Tutman, founder of Patuxent Riverkeeper, former award-winning radio/TV producer and writer (conservation, environment)

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