Watch All of TEDxCharleston 2017 [videos]

Yeah, we know that we’re already a month in to 2018, but we’d like to give a #tb2017 shout out to all the inspiring speakers (and volunteers!) from last year’s  TEDxCharleston: Shake It Up!

Check out videos from 2017 as well as the rest of the archives at

#inspiration #gratitude #shakeitup #3cheers4volunteers

TEDxCharleston’s 2017: Shake It Up! Speaker and Performer Videos Now Online
See all “Shake It Up!” videos:
Dan Bellack
It may be newsworthy, but is it news? This professor studies ways confirmation bias alters perception, and is sharing techniques for finding credible news sources and questions that separate fact from fiction.
Li Chang
Powerful problem solving is rooted in diverse thinking. Discover how this technologist embraces a spirit of celebration and inspires his team to use their unique creativity, logic, and reasoning to do better together.
Edie Cusack
Disability is not a life sentence, but a cause for celebration. This advocate has programs in place to give students with intellectual difficulties tools and resources to living, working, and thriving as equals in society.
Sarayu Das
Pharmaceuticals aren’t just in our medicine cabinets, but are in our tap water. This student invented prototype filters to combat contaminated water and is educating others on the importance of proper disposal.
Phillip Dustan
Ecology begins at the grassroots – or in the bottom of the ocean. Our reefs, marshes, and waterways are slowly degrading due to warming oceans and rising tides. Learn how you can take action.
Feral Creative
You know how to mind your manners, but do you know how to mind your monkeys? Watch as these puppets, people, and masks uncage your innermost thoughts to unleash your most creative thinking.
Jason Kerestes
Robots aren’t as you see them in movies. This technologist is disrupting how we see robotics in everyday spaces, and how robotics is changing industries.
Michael Kleiss
Think toys are all fun and games? Think again. This Clemson University architecture professor is redefining play, exploration, and experimentation as necessities for unlocking the genius within the human spirit.
Steve Palmer
This celebrated restaurateur knows the strains and successes of his industry can drive employees to the darkest of places. With a focus on service, he’s committed to flipping the tables on professional support.
Christan Rainey
It takes a cycle-breaker to shake up generations of domestic violence. Meet the man who is encouraging men everywhere to own their role in breaking the chain.
Ranky Tanky
Get down with this Gullah quintet, celebrating the timeless sounds of the Southeastern Sea Island region with contemporary arrangements.
Rene Russell
Freedom is yours to grasp – if you’re bold enough to pick up your instrument. This Lowcountry guitarist and singer-songwriter share her stories of choice, change, and the hope that talks between twelve strings.
Tina Singleton
Breaking down barriers starts with breaking bread together. Tina Singleton traveled to the hostile corners of the world to find what all humans desire: to belong and to be fed.
Jake Stauch
Your brain is a muscle you can train! This neuroscience entrepreneur is sharing how live feedback can change the landscape of ADHD, giving access to attention andcontrolling impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Brian Sullivan
Does reach equal engagement? This clinical psychologist isn’t convinced. Learn how emotion science empowers human connection through new emotive tools.
Emily Torchiana

To break the stigma, we’ve got to shake up the silence. Emily’s brave quest is to bring invisible illnesses into the light by giving herself and others permission to see the strength in their struggle.

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