TEDxASU 2019 presents


March 25, 2019  |   7 PM   |   ASU Gammage

Fifty years ago...

Getting cash required a trip to the bank.

Humans hadn’t walked on the moon.

Interracial romance wasn’t on TV.

A gallon of gas cost 34 cents.

Heart transplants weren’t an option.

Computers were the sizes of rooms.

Fast forward to present day...

Our world has completely evolved. We are posed with thrilling opportunities, yet many alarming challenges lie ahead of us:

What will social interaction look like?

How will our world change when faced with climate change and dwindling resources?

What will social media encompass

in the future?

Will we discover cures for more fatal diseases?

At TEDxASU 2019, we want to explore what life will look like in the 22nd century and how we can take part in building it together.


This is TEDxASU: NextGen.

We hope you can join us on the evening of March 25, 2019.


  • Dr. Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty

    Assistant Professor in the ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society 

  • Ashwini Chhabra

    Head of Public Affairs at Bird and Former Director of Self-Driving Car Policy Division at Uber

  • Victoria Gilchrist

    Recent ASU Graduate with a Master's in Sustainability

  • Dr. Joshua LaBaer

    Executive Director of the ASU Biodesign Institute and Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics

  • Stephen Lockhart

    ASU Undergraduate Computer Science Student

  • Katina Michael

    Director for the ASU Centre for Engineering, Policy and Society

  • Charlie Rolsky

    ASU Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant in Biology

  • Dr. Rolf Halden

    Professor of Environmental Engineering at ASU

  • Dr. Xin Wei Sha

    Director and Professor of the ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering

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