Events by the Communication Studies Department

The Communication Studies Department is proud to announce these events.

(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Spring 2018 Schedule

TEDx Ohlone Collehe Newark Logo - x: independently organized  TED event

Embrace the Unknown

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

Everything changes. Nothing stays the same, and yet change can bring uncertainty & anxiety. How do we embrace change, and the uncertainty & anxiety that comes with it? How can we embrace the unknown rather than fear it? Do we accept change more readily when we are in charge of it, and resist when someone else or some other entity is? People have been dealing with questions such as these for hundreds of years -- that much hasn't changed! Participate in this TEDx event as professors, best selling authors, students and your neighbors discuss embracing the unknown and how the unknown, change, and uncertainty can be empowering, exciting, and be an avenue for new opportunities. This event will be informative, thought-provoking and entertaining. You won’t want to miss it!

Event Program:

  • 4:00pm:
    • Introductions Brenda Ahntholz
    • Board Chair Remarks Greg Bonaccorsi
  • 4:15pm:
    • Isabelle Lam - The Power of Perspective
    • Vu Dinh - Creating a Platform for Stories
    • Sam Campbell - The Gender Universe: A New Model
    • John Perez - Mind Over Matters of Fact
  • 5:15pm:
    • Nick Saud - Shadow
    • Anna David - How to Wear Your Labels
    • Clint Pardoe - Awaken Your Potential: The 5th Secret to College Life Success
    • Rose-Margaret Itua - Unknown Unknowns
  • 6:30pm:
    • Intermission & Official Ted Video
  • 6:40pm:
    • Denise Soler Cox - The Truth About Secrets
  • 7:00pm
    • Keynote Speaker Dr. Alberto Ledesma On Fear and the Undocumented Imagination: Illustrating My Immigrant Experience
  • 7:25pm
    • Closing Remarks Brenda Ahntholz
  • 7:30pm
    • Reception and Book Signing
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Ohlone College Newark Center
    • 1st Floor Lobby
    • 2nd Floor Lobby
    • 2nd Floor, Room NC2100
    39399 Cherry Street Newark, CA 94560
  • Tickets:
    • Sold out Event
  • $4 Event Parking (without semester permit)