TEDxTAMU Conference Speakers, Including JBKnowledge CEO James Benham, Seek to Inspire Change
Education extends beyond the classroom this weekend with the fourth-annual TEDxTAMU conference.
The student-organized conference plays off of the popular TED series with the theme of “Pioneering Change.” The event will feature 14 student-nominated speakers with A&M ties. Each will give an 18-minute-long presentation with topics ranging from ecology and construction science to physics and the power of positivity.
“I think it’s a great way for students to expand their knowledge outside of a classroom setting,” said Annelise Sauer, an agriculture communications junior and conference executive. “I think this is one of the ways to expand and open your mind to new ideas and concepts that you didn’t know existed on campus.”
James Benham, a College Station city councilman and Bryan business owner, will give a presentation on how the worlds of computer science and construction science are merging with increased incorporation of drones, 3-D printers and other technology.
“The way that information is delivered, TED talks are pretty popular and pretty effective, too,” Benham said. “It’s nice that folks in town don’t have to leave to have a great experience like this.”
The conference will be divided into two sessions — a morning session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an afternoon one from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m — in the Geren Auditorium in Architecture Building B. Between sessions, attendees will have…click here to continue reading.