Listen to Talks from “Flourish”

On March 28, 2021, we hosted our spring TEDxMarquetteU conference event: Flourish. We were thrilled to share this experience with 100 community members rooted in the Milwaukee and Marquette communities. However, we don’t want our speakers’ ideas to be confined to the room where they gave their inspiring, thought-provoking, action-inciting TEDx talks. These are ideas worth spreading. So we have them all Read more…

Dr. Melissa Shew: Women and Intellectual Empowerment

Dr. Melissa Shew is a visiting professor at Marquette University. She specializes in Philosophy and is specifically interested in the History of Philosophy, especially Ancient Philosophy; Continental Philosophy, especially feminism, non-Western, and philosophy of the arts; Philosophy of Education. Explore more talks from Flourish here! Keep up with us on social media to be notified about future events.

Dr. Chelsea Cook: How Diversity Helps Society Solve Complex Problems

Dr. Chelsea Cook is a recent addition to the Biological Sciences department at Marquette University as an assistant professor. Previously, she has worked in New York, Colorado, and Arizona before coming to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She runs the Cook Lab on campus, specializing in the neurobiology and behavioral research of honeybees.  Explore more talks from Flourish here! Keep up with us Read more…

Dr. Michelle Rodrigues: Who Gets to Be Our Conservation Heroes?

Dr. Michelle Rodrigues is an assistant professor at Marquette in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences teaching biological anthropology. A primatologist and biological anthropologist, her research focuses on friendship, social networks, and stress in monkeys, apes and humans and ranges from the University of Illinois all the way across the globe to El Zota Biological Field Station in Costa Rica and numerous Read more…

Listen to Talks from “Awakening”

On October 3, 2020 we hosted our first online TEDxMarquetteU conference event: Awakening. We were thrilled to share this experience with 100 community members rooted in the Milwaukee and Marquette communities. But, we don’t want our speakers’ ideas to be confined to the room where they gave their inspiring, thought-provoking, action-inciting TEDx talks. These are ideas worth spreading. So we have them Read more…

Nadiyah Johnson: Stars Tell a Story

In her talk “Stars Tell a Story,” Nadiyah Johnson will share her ideas about the value of diversity and representation in the tech industry – especially in a city as diverse as Milwaukee. She argues the importance of transforming Milwaukee into one of the world’s most diverse tech hubs. Nadiyah Johnson currently works at GE Healthcare as a Technical Product Read more…

Lars Olson: Coms on Campuses

In his talk, “Coms on Campuses,” Lars Olson focuses on an idea where universities can help fight corruption and generate wealth and jobs for the underserved. Lars Olson is an associate professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University and is a leader in the International Association of Jesuit Engineering Schools (IAJES). He founded a company, Cortina Medical Read more…

Kyle Hagge: Embrace Your Local

In his talk “Embrace Your Local,” Kyle Hagge will emphasize how we can make a difference in our communities by voting local, spending local, and connecting local. Kyle Hagge is currently the producer of the Innovators on Tap podcast for Marquette University and the co-creator of Bridge the City Podcast, a platform focused on local action, elections, & engagement. He Read more…

Chuck Swoboda: How to Uncover Your Innovator’s Spirit

Innovators are not taught, they are willed. Chuck Swoboda, the CEO of Cree and Marquette University’s innovator-in-residence speaks of a concept he calls the “innovator spirit,” and that to be an innovator, we must focus on the person over the process. Chuck Swoboda is the Innovator-in-Residence at Marquette University, president of Cape Point Advisors, and the retired chairman and CEO Read more…

Listen to Talks from “Rooted”

On March 30th, 2019, we hosted our first official TEDxMarquetteU conference event: Rooted. We were thrilled to share this experience with 100 community members rooted in the Milwaukee and Marquette communities. But, we don’t want our speakers’ ideas to be confined to the room where they gave their inspiring, thought-provoking, action-inciting TEDx talks. These are ideas worth spreading. So we Read more…