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  Paine Hall       02.08.20


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. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. 

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. 

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Speakers will be announced soon




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Paine Hall

3 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Paine Hall is located within Harvard College's campus, behind the Science Center.

If arriving by the T, cross Harvard Yard to the Science Quad, and head towards Harvard Law School. Paine Hall will be next to the Science Center.

Parking is also available nearby at the Littauer Lot if needed.


Sponsors will be announced shortly

Our Team

Our Team

Gaby Pelayo
President of Operations

Gaby is a junior from Palo Alto, California, living in Winthrop house, and concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Beyond TEDxHarvardCollege, she is a member of the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association and in her free time enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.

Rachel Levy
President of Experience

Rachel is our President Experience. She’s a current Junior from Florida studying Environmental Science and Public Policy.  Outside of TEDx, she’s a member of the Women’s Basketball Team and enjoys documentary-style filmmaking and design.

Director of Logistics
Matt Mardo
Director of Speakers

Matt is a junior from Lincoln, Rhode Island, living in Pforzheimer House and concentrating in neuroscience. Aside from TEDxHarvardCollege, he enjoys playing his guitar, going to concerts, and playing soccer with friends

James Coleman
Director of Marketing
Maddie Stuhlreyer
Logistics Committee 

Maddie is on the Logistics Committee. She’s a junior in Pfoho studying Mechanical Engineering. She's also a member of the Harvard Basketball Team and enjoys concert and creative photography and videography.

Matilda Salen
Marketing Team

Matilda is a part of the Marketing Team. She’s a junior from Sweden and she’s studying cognitive neuroscience. Outside TEDx, she’s a member of the Harvard women’s basketball team and likes to travel.

Maggie McCarthy
Finance Committee

Maggie McCarthy is a member of the Finance Committee for TEDxHarvardCollege. She is a sophomore from Medfield, Massachusetts currently studying Economics at Harvard College. Maggie is also a member of the Women's Basketball team and the Women's Lacrosse team.

Elizabeth Boyer
Speakers Committee 

Elizabeth Boyer is a part of the Speaker’s Committee. She is a current sophomore from Connecticut, studying Comparative Literature and Psychology. Outside of TedX, she is a member of Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Harvard Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Kate Condra
Speakers Committee

Kate Condra is a second year student concentrating in Human Development and Regenerative Biology. This year she is working with TEDxHarvardCollege, specifically with the speaking committee. At Harvard, she is a member of the Women's Volleyball team. 

Elena Viceira
Finance Committee

Elena is a first-year at the College considering concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Economics. She is from Belmont, Massachusetts, just 10 minutes from Harvard, and is on the finance committee. Outside of TedX she enjoys staying active by playing soccer and doing yoga and has a passion for social justice. 

Finance Committee
Ines de la Morena
Logistics Committee 

Ines is a first-year living in Wigglesworth. She is originally from Austin, Texas and enjoys international relations and outdoor activities, preferably with dogs.

Adam Dwyer
Design Team

Adam is a member of the Design Committee. He is a currently First-Year from New Jersey interested in studying Architecture. Outside of TEDx, he is on the Men’s Lightweight Crew Team and enjoys photography and traveling.

Simeon Sayer
Finance Committee

Simeon is a freshmen from England and part of the Finance Team. He enjoys surfing and plays trumpet in the Harvard university band. He intends to concentrate in computer science.

Mohammed Abuelem
Design Committee

Mohammed is a current freshman on the Design Committee, and he plans on concentrating in Molecular & Cellular Biology or Neuroscience. Along with TEDx HarvardCollege, Mohammed volunteers at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and is a member of the Harvard Premedical Society. He also enjoys video-editing and playing the piano.

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