‘The New England Classic’s’ NECTalks, a parody of TED Talks, poked fun at BC culture.
This year’s TEDxHarvardCollege event was themed around the question “What If I’m Wrong?”. Speakers in attendance included a police sketch artist and the last ringmaster of the Ringley Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
“Someone could have the most compelling story, but if that person doesn’t have the execution and delivery, it’s not going to be a good talk,” said Elizabeth Kopec, the lead organizer of the event and MCAS ’18.
TED Talks has popularized the slogan “ideas worth spreading” for the past 24 years, bringing notable speakers to an annual conference to present on topics ranging from science to technology to culture. BCTalks has adopted the same principles, bringing students from a diverse educational background to present to their peers on their research and experiences.
The BC alum recounted five important realizations to which he has come on his unconventional path from school to the social media industry, the first of which is that having a 10-year plan does not always make sense.