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Weather Update:

TEDxTexasTech Event Delayed Start: 10 a.m. Feb. 28

Because of the winter weather, TEDxTexasTech 2015 will have a delayed start tomorrow (Feb. 28, 2015). Doors will open and registration will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. at the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech University campus. The program will conclude at approximately 5 p.m.

Barring further weather-related developments, all speakers have confirmed their intent to take the TEDxTexasTech stage.

The following schedule is subject to change.

Breakfast and Registration 8:45 – 10 a.m.

Session 1 | 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Video | Sabastian Wernicke
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics (About TEDTalks)

Jeremy Snead
What If We Rediscovered Play?

Joshua Willms
What If We Searched Before Belief?

Julissa Arce
What If I Defined American?

Intermission 11:15 a.m.

Session 2 | 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Video | Catherine Bracy
Why Good Hackers Make Good Citizens

Ron Milam
What If We Understood War through Families' Stories?

Savannah Barksdale
What if Global Communication Isn’t Long Distance?

Bryan Padgett
What If We Could End Sex Trafficking in One Generation?

Kitty Harris Wilkes
What If No Lives Were Wasted?


Session 3 | 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Video | Megan Washington
Why I Live In Mortal Dread Of Public Speaking

Cory Session
What If The Court System Doesn't Always Get It Right?

Laura Heinz
What If Our Libraries Were on Fire?

Patricia Hawley
What if We Brought Color to 50 Shades of Grey?

Intermission 2:30 p.m.

Session 4 | 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Video | Pranav Mistry
The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology

Calder Hendrickson
What If 'Outside the Box' Thinking Happened 'Inside the Box?'

Cagri Bakirci
What If Robots Could Evolve?

Christian Forgey
What If Survival Required Innovation?

Katharine Hayhoe
What If Climate Change Is Real?

Bernard Harris
What If the Sky Really Isn't the Limit?

Closing Remarks