April 10, 2024

TEDx ClaremontGraduateUniversity 2024 Returns with an Exciting Lineup

TEDx ClaremontGraduateUniversity

As TEDx ClaremontGraduateUniversity makes its anticipated return to the CGU campus for its second year, it promises to once again captivate and inspire audiences through thoughtfully self-organized events that resonate with attendees.   

This year’s theme, “Ideas worth spreading about the future of leadership,” invites a forward-thinking exploration into the art of leadership amid the backdrop of today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape, shifting economic tides, and evolving social paradigms. Presentations will seek to tackle the complexities of leadership across diverse sectors, from burgeoning startups to established corporations and government entities managing public welfare, healthcare, and education. 

This year’s TEDx ClaremontGraduateUniversity speakers will delve into these critical facets with foresight, empathy, and resilience. Here is the roster that will take the stage:  

  • Alyssa Birnbaum, PhD (CGU Alum & Founder of Teal Elephant LLC) – Building Stronger Connections at Work
  • Austin Attaway (CGU PhD Student & Adjunct Professor at Cal State LA) – Finding Capacity: A Journey of Self-Evaluation 
  • Cindi Gilliland, PhD (CGU Clinical Full Professor of Organizational Psychology) – The Power of Love 
  • Crystal Williams (CGU Adjunct Professor, Mediator, Adjunct Professor, and Educator) – Healing Trauma and Cultivating Positivity Through Powerful Words
  • Darnell Mauricio (CGU LeAD Labs Data Coordinator) – Leading With Purpose
  • Jannatul Maoa (CGU PhD Candidate, Women & Gender Studies in Religion, Storyteller, and Interfaith Dialogue Practitioner) – From the Borderlands to the Crossroads
  • Len Jessup, PhD (CGU President) – Self Less Leadership 
  • Orly Lobel, JD (Warren Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for Employment and Labor Policy (CELP) at University of San Diego) – We Can Build Equality Machines: A Call to Action!
  • Rohan Sharma (Stanford Seed Consultant) – Leading from Within: The Power of Self-Reflection and Authenticity 

TEDx ClaremontGraduateUniversity will take place on Wednesday, May 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Albrecht Auditorium in Stauffer Hall of Learning. This is a free event and space is limited. If you are a CGU community member and would like to attend, please register here. If you are an admitted or prospective student, please register here.

If you’re curious about what TEDx ClaremontGraduateUniversity is like, check out our YouTube playlist featuring last year’s speakers.