1st Annual TEDxGeorgiaTech Student Speaker Series

This year, TEDxGeorgiaTech hosted our first ever Student Speaker Series, highlighting 9 speakers from Georgia Tech over 3 days in January. We’ve curated a compilation of speakers to stimulate conversation, inspire action, and push their vision for a better world.

9 speakers.
3 days.
1 platform.

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Vision 2020

Any successful endeavor requires a vision. For TEDxGeorgiaTech Student Speaker Series 2020, we explored this theme of Vision.

Speakers, Spotlights and Experiences

Day 1 (January 14th)

Timothy Xu

Changing the Perspective of Mental Illness in Asian Culture and Society

Through the lens of his own experiences, he shares how mental health stigma in Asian culture and society enables the suffering of millions. His goal is to help change people's perceptions of mental illness.

Anna Romanov

Pirouettes to Pipettes: The Edge of Art and Science

Her talk focuses on lessons learned from performing arts that can be applied to engineering. She will share some of her experiences and provide examples of how art taught her how to think creatively and see in different dimensions.

Uchenna Godwin-Offor

One Frame At a Time: Deconstructing Stories Through Animation

He will share the ideals and visions he has for his future of storytelling through his love of animation. He would love to open up people’s minds to a more imaginative and expressive way of storytelling.

Day 2 (January 23th)

Rey Angeles

From Wimpy Kid to Ironman

In his talk, he will share the story of the transition of a class wimp/nerd to an Ironman triathlon finisher out of sheer determination. He aims to inspire people who are standing behind the line they have drawn for themselves, conceding to their notion that they are better off not crossing this barrier and that what lies beyond is unreachable.

Barrett Kulik

Everyday Excellence: Redefining Your Own Par

In his talk, Barrett will share common characteristics of those that live in excellence daily. This talk will give inspiration for someone to make their vision for themselves a reality.

Aiman Shahab

On Her Honor: Combating Gender Inequality in South Asian Culture

In her talk, she will be narrating the issue of gender inequality in South Asian culture, exploring societal pressure on women, violence, and rape culture. The goal of her talk is to educate and call our generation to take action against patterns of injustice.

Day 3 (January 31st)

Hassaan Asif

Small Clinic, Bigger Meaning: A Shift of Perspective on Volunteerism

His talk highlights some of the lessons he learned though his volunteer experience and makes it applicable to everyone. You don't need to have a professional background, a certain reputation, or a degree to be helpful to society. In essence, it shows that all of us are capable of truly impacting the people around us, and that it only takes a change of perspective to see this clearly.

Sarthak Navjivan

Team Shower: We all need to play

As we grow up, we no longer play like we used to as children, and we often stop allocating time for fun. This talk explains how everyone can find their own definition of what it means to "play," and how doing so will enrich all aspects of their life.

Vishakha Holsambre

Under The Influence: The Rise of Social Media Influencers

Her talk delves into an exponentially growing trend of online influencers who are revolutionizing the marketing and advertising realm. As consumers, we all possess a responsibility to understand the changes in consumer behavior and shifts in marketing strategies to make the most informed decisions.


Our Student Speaker Series will be held at 3 different venues on Georgia Tech's campus.

The first Salon on January 14th will be at Kendeda 152.
The second Salon on January 23rd will be at Kendeda 152.
The third Salon on January 31st will be at the Bill Moore Clary Theater.


How many tickets can I purchase?

Up to two tickets per transaction are permitted. If bringing a plus one to the conference, be sure to include their name and email when you make the purchase.

When will doors open for the event?

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Simply edit your Eventbrite registration to make this change by the event date.

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds. But you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Just let us know  by the event date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Sure, it will speed up the registration process. You can also flash your phone/email ticket at the registration table. If you don't have your ticket, no worries. We'll get you checked in at the door.

What's included in my ticket?

Your ticket includes snacks, swag, and ideas worth sharing.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at tedxgeorgiatech@gmail.com, use the form on our website, message on Facebook, or message us on Instagram.