x= independently organized TED event

Daniel Kosich President



Kyle Flynn (TEDx Organizer/License Holder)


Visionary (adj.): thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom.


The future is a blurry and mysterious place that contains an infinite amount of possibilities. Everybody and everything has a path they travel on the way to their futures. These paths take them to places or states that are both good and bad.  My task is to envision the path and destination, planning the strategy, and taking steps to ensure a future for this one of a kind student lead organization.

Akhila Gopal


Passionate (adj.): showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief


My interests, both personal and academic, vary far and wide. From ecology to anthropology to dance, world cultures, and the arts, I enjoy experiencing and learning new things. What's wonderful is that TED encompasses all of this and more! My work as a part of TEDx is to aid in the organization of events that ignite passions and the excitement of learning within the community.

Harlan Haught


Creative (adj.): Resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative


Technology, Entertainment, and Design. All equally important and intriguing as to how TED works. I have never been one to think “inside the box” or by traditional means. I am a firm believer that because of my unconventional approach to life as a whole I can contribute to TED my ideas and interpretations to benefit the organization as a whole.

TED’s mission is to spread ideas. I have now made it my mission to spread those ideas in a way that is as original and creative as possible.


Katrina Demor


Versatile (adj.): capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor


TED is a widely spread organization covering a variety of topics. One could find anything they are looking for. The variety of topics shared at TED Talks allows for people to learn about new things or enlighten them to new ways of thinking. My objective is to make those ideas relate-able to people, as well as for the TEDx events to run smoothly. I am able to make an idea for an event and make it understandable for everyone. Before, during, and after the events, there is a multitude of tasks to be done like planning, advertising, organizing, prepping a venue, etc.

Mandy Kaur


Doer (adj.): a person who acts rather than merely talking or thinking.


Logistics, planning, execution. You tell me what needs done, I'll figure out how

to execute! I have had a blast being a part of the TEDx organization. I am finding

constant inspiration by being a part of the group and working with our team. My

goal is to be a support to our innovator and visionary, while working with the rest

of the group to help manifest our dreams into sucessful events!

David Long


Original (adj.): arising or proceeding independently of anything else


My main goal is to inspire people in the best way I can, in the words I speak, in the music I make, and in the actions I complete. I love all things music, going across many genres. I love what TEDx means to so many people, from their excellent speakers to the messages they give. I admire their message and their commitment to excellence. I want to bring my passion, my knowledge of people and my ability to realate to people to TEDx and be instrumental in inspiring people to become more than they ever thought they could.

TEDxUniversityofAkron Founders

TEDxUAkron was founded by Samantha Bowles and Megan Shaw in 2013. As seniors attending the University of Akron, they asked themselves "Why not?". Their enthusiasm for TED talks lives on through the team of dedicated individuals here at the University of Akron.

Kevin Smith


This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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