TED and TEDx events showcase speakers with “ideas worth spreading.” In September, the University of Akron hosted a TEDx event. The theme of TEDxUniversityofAkron was “Breaking the Mold.” Breaking the Mold means doing things differently in a way that challenges social norms and drives innovation to its true potential. I was honored to be an invited speaker.
In my talk, “From a Burning River to Biomimicry,” I describe how Northeast Ohio has shed its Rust Belt reputation, and is becoming a world-renowned hub for sustainable innovation inspired by nature. I relay how I’m contributing to this transformation as a member of the first cohort of University of Akron Biomimicry Fellows. Check it out: