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Update: 2016-2017

For the 2016-2017 year, the TEDxYouth@Shadyside team is excited to be preparing for another event that is sure to be as memorable as the first. Revolutions are continuing to define the Pittsburgh landscape, and we are hoping to bring that to life again on the stage this year. Self-driving cars, medical advancements, and world class research  culminate in producing a near perfect environment to discuss revolutions around us. As we begin to plan our next event, we are actively seeking people who may want to speak at the event. If you have an interest or believe you are a good [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|

Thank You

For the past 9 months, our entire team has worked tirelessly to build this event from an abstract blueprint into what took place this past Saturday. I never thought that I would be part of a group of high schoolers would be able to accomplish what we managed to pull off at the August Wilson Center. I would be remiss if I didn't also acknowledge the failures along the way – the dropped speakers, the various contractual difficulties, the initial sponsorship drought – that worried me that the event wouldn't be as successful as initial hopes. But with the power of [...]

By |December 6th, 2015|

The Event Schedule

We are so glad to have received such an amazing turnout in the past two months! Our schedule has been confirmed for Saturday, and is as follows: 10 am — Introduction 10:15 am — Session 1: Sciences 10:15–10:35 — Alan Russell 10:40–11:00 — Srinivasan Suresh 11:05 am — Networking break 11:25 am — Session 2: Entrepreneurship I 11:25–11:45 — Rick Bullotta 11:50–12:10 — Matthew Stanton 12:15–12:35 — Lani Lazzari 12:40 pm — Refreshments break 1:25 pm — Session 3: Arts 1:25–1:45 — Dervla McDonnell 1:50–2:10 — Harish Saluja 2:15 pm — Networking break 2:35 pm — Session 4: Entrepreneurship II [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Announcing Rick Bullotta

One of our final additions, Rick Bullotta! Rick Bullotta is the co-founder and CTO of ThingWorx, providers of an innovative application software platform for the "internet of things." ThingWorx was acquired by PTC in 2013. Rick was previously a vice president with SAP Research, responsible for research activities in the future manufacturing area. Rick was also the co-founder and CTO of Lighthammer Software Development (acquired by SAP in 2005), where he was responsible for the conceptualization and development of innovative Web-based and service-enabled software products targeted at the manufacturing industry.  He has also participated in and contributed to a number [...]

By |November 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Announcing Harish Saluja

Announcing a man of many talents and much insight to share: Harish Saluja! Saluja is a filmmaker, painter, film festival director, engineer, publisher, writer, radio host and music aficionado. Originally from Punjab, India, he received a degree in engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, but always had a strong love of the visual arts, music and filmmaking. Saluja came to the United States in 1971 and settled in Pittsburgh as an assistant editor in a publishing company. In 1972 he was asked to host "Music From India," a new radio program on DUQ developed by the India Association of Pittsburgh. He became the regular [...]

By |November 27th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Announcing Lani Lazzari

Welcome to our youngest speaker in the lineup! Lani Lazzari brings many years of experience having ventured into entrepreneurship at such a young age. Lani Lazzari is the founder and CEO of the all-natural skincare company Simple Sugars. Simple Sugars manufactures and sells all-natural sugar scrubs especially formulated for sensitive skin. Lazzari founded Simple Sugars in December of 2005, when she was just 11 years old, in an effort to create natural skincare products that would be safe to use on her ultra-sensitive skin and relieve her eczema. What started in the basement of her parents’ home is now a multimillion-dollar [...]

By |November 27th, 2015|Tags: , , |