Friday, May 19, 2023
TEDxAtlanta 2023: WE RISE
From the ripple effects of isolation to the challenges brought on by economic and geo-political uncertainty, we’ve all felt the affects of this extraordinary chapter of humanity. What inspires us to rise to the occasion? What fuels perseverance? What drives triumph over adversity?
TEDxAtlanta 2023: WE RISE brings us together for a day of exploration, discovery and dialogue.
From the science of advice to the secrets of city bees, the flavor takeover in drink culture to the quiet revolution in cancer care, and wisdom from the world’s largest fish to voluntourism and the fight against human re-trafficking, WE RISE celebrates human resilience and ingenuity, our interconnectedness and the beauty of the world around us through the lens of 15 thinkers, makers and storytellers.
Meet our 2023 Speakers taking the stage to share their ideas worth spreading.
Andrew McConnell believes the keys to living well in a chaotic world lay in the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism.
Dr. Anthony Law
Laryngologist, research scientist
Dr. Anthony Law’s ground-breaking research is forging a new frontier in laryngeal cancer detection and treatment.
Bee advocate, entomologist
Kris Braman works at the intersection of pollinator health, ecology and conservation.
A dreamer and maker, Gerry envisions a world where we perceive robots as empowering rather than threatening.
Leading scholar on entrepreneurship and innovation and one of the foremost experts on startup accelerators.
Isabel González Whitaker
Civic engagement evangelist
Isabel González Whitaker believes engaging civically is not only a right, it is every citizen's responsibility.
Joe believes upholding the tenets of representative democracy is a cornerstone to building more sustainable, equitable and resilient communities.
Inclusive innovation champion
A force to reckon with in the global movement to create a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.
AI health researcher, biomedical engineer
Anant’s pioneering work in medical imaging and AI is revolutionizing cancer care.
Moe Ari Brown
Therapist, LGBTQIA+ advocate
Moe Ari envisions a world where all people experience belonging and love just for being who they are.
Re-trafficking prevention champion
Renowned jewelry designer and educator dedicating her life to ending the re-trafficking of children.
A globally renowned marine biologist and leading authority on the biology of whale sharks.
Renowned primatologist dedicated to ending the illegal wildlife trade and stopping the exploitation of great apes in captivity.
Dr. Monisha Pujari
Palliative & hospice physician
Believes that striving to die well is an extension of striving to live well and she has dedicated her life to helping patients proactively manage their decline.
Biomedical engineer, inventor
Leading the wearable technologies revolution in modern healthcare.
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