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The Event

TEDx 2019

TEDxBlinnCollege will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. on the Bryan Campus of Blinn College in the Student Center, Room F-120r.

We are excited to have Executive Dean of Bryan, Dr. Jimmy Byrd welcome participants to the first TEDxBlinnCollege on the Brenham Campus.

About TEDxBlinnCollege 2019

WHEN: 1 p.m. - Friday, May 17, 2019

Student Center, Room F-120
2423 Blinn Blvd
Bryan, TX 77802

COST: Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Tickets: Tickets are free, but must be reserved through the Blinn College Box Office

2019 TEDxBlinnCollege Schedule


  • Event Overview & Introductions – Kathryn Kelly, Master of Ceremonies
  • Welcome – Dr. Jimmy Byrd, Executive Dean Bryan Campus
  • A Message from TED Curator Chris Anderson
  • Dr. George Saltsman –  “Innovation Beyond Imitation: Cults and Cultures of Creativity”
  • Dr. Patricia Westergaard – “Addiction is a Thief”
  • Dr. LaStassia Williams – “Invisible Black Girl: The American Outlier”
  • Mr. Doug Thompson - "The Most Important Story You Will Ever Tell”


Intermission – 10 minutes

  • Miss Mileigh Barrera – “The Power of Entertainment to Unite”
  • Dr. Diane Lovell – “The Best Discoveries in Life are Outside of the Library!”
  • Ms. Bahar Badiee – “How Understanding History Can Bring People Together”
  • Mr. Benjamin White – “Obstacles in the Road: What Motorcycling Taught Me About Dealing with Anxiety”
  • Closing – Kathryn Kelly, Master of Ceremonies


For more information please email vpak@blinn.edu or use the Contact Us form to inquire about the event.