Barry University to HostTEDx BarryU

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, Barry University will host TEDxBarryU at the David Brinkley Studio at Barry’s main campus in Miami Shores.

Press Release

Mar 25, 2022

Press Release Barry University to Host TEDxBarryU

(Miami, FL) On Thursday, March 31, 2022, Barry University will host TEDxBarryU at the David Brinkley Studio at Barry’s main campus in Miami Shores. This event, the second TEDx to be held at Barry, will feature talks from six thought leaders centered on the theme of Changing Communities with Art, Expression and Performance.

TEDxBarryU is a student-run initiative, and organizers selected the theme to give speakers the opportunity to showcase how their ideas and work have an impact. “Art is subjective and so much more than what ordinarily comes to mind, such as music, painting and photography,” shared Janeisha Cambridge ’22, TEDxBarryU organizer. “Many of the innovative processes that help us excel as a society today are due to creative expression that impact communities and this year’s speakers are a testament to that.”

Topics for talks will range from the unique ways immigrants shape society to entrepreneurship, music, kindness as a catalyst for changing lives and communities, and the juvenile justice system.  

 “The world needs more ideas that are exciting, that leave people curious and that’s exactly what we’re going to do with this event,” said Barry University Associate Professor of Human Resource Development Dr. Katya Matusevich, who serves on the TEDxBarryU Speaker’s Committee.

In line with Barry University’s commitment to community engagement and creating positive change, the event is designed to inspire action.

“This TEDx event will definitely inspire the audience into action by providing the audience with various unique ways as to how they can contribute to positive development of the community but most importantly the society on a whole,” said Nia O’Connor ’22, who also serves on the Speakers Committee.

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

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