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TEDxPittsburgh 2021

Dear attendees, 

Thank you for being a part of TEDxPittsburgh 2021! It’s been over two years since our last event and we are grateful to be back with a group of individuals who aim to make a difference.

Whether you’re attending in-person at The Andy Warhol Museum, the watch party at The Residency or watching online from home - we’re glad you’re in the global TEDx community with us to learn about ideas worth spreading. Where ARE you watching from? Tag @TEDxPittsburgh in your Instagram story and we’ll reshare.

So from our all-volunteer team: thank you. 


Session Program 7:00 - 8:15 p.m 

Michelle King

Emcee, TEDxPittsburgh Team Member
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Sidney Kushner
Founder, Connecting Champions
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Feyisola Akintola
Special Initiatives Manager, City of Pittsburgh
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Dr. Barry Kerzin
Founder President, Altruism in Medicine Institute

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Byron Nash

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Donald Warhola

Vice President, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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Lining Yao

Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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About Our Theme: Time Capsule

Andy Warhol was an artist, collector, and frequently created time capsules - many are referenced throughout the museum. Our theme is a tribute to the parallel between his work and also the TEDx platform, as we collect, commemorate and revisit ideas across time and space with the help of today’s speakers. 


About the Time Capsule

And we couldn’t call our event time capsule without actually having a real time capsule. So we built one with the help of John Friedman Creative. And our dear friend, and former speaker, Baron Batch has turned it into art. We invite you all to share an idea, or two for this time capsule.

Special Thanks

Our gratitude goes to all speakers, performers, and our partners. With extra special thanks to Baron Batch, Chris Norman, and the team at The Residency , Dan Law, Patrick Moore and The Andy Warhol team. Our all volunteer team, speakers, and performers who believe in the positive power of ideas to bring this event to life.


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