Cal Poly Pomona’s inaugural TEDxCPP event, an independently organized TED event, attracted guest speakers from fields as varied as the music industry, space exploration and tourism when it was held on campus in March.
Tickets to the event quickly sold out, but the speakers could be viewed via a live feed online. Now, the organizers, a group of Cal Poly Pomona students, have made that feed available for viewing on YouTube.
Dave Guin, communication professor, talked about how the fear of public speaking has its roots in hunter-gatherer behavior.
Araya Dixon, a Cal Poly Pomona political science student, recounted the challenges she had to overcome after a near-fatal car accident in her childhood.
Suketu Bhavsar, director of the Kellogg Honors College and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, explained the Theory of Relativity.
Jot Condie, vice chairman of operations for the California Tourism Commission, discussed the potential role of robots in the workplace.
Jeff Weintraub, head of technology development for theAmplify, a Culver City-based marketing agency, outlined engineering trends worth watching.
Laida Aguirre, an architecture graduate student, discussed the future of camping and how it might be revitalized.
Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour music festival, addressed the commodification of music festivals and the harm that might have.
Christopher Bates, history professor, explored ways in which technology of the future might hinder our understanding of the past.
Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, speculated about what the future of technology might hold for JPL, the world, and the frontier of space.
To watch the entire TEDx event in one location, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwfM-k5qNkU&list=PLsRNoUx8w3rNxOKuIo9aY7XAkopFkKTEt.