TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussions and connections in a small group.

TEDxMountainViewCollege 2020 took place on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Watch all the talks on a YouTube playlist, or scroll down this page to view each individual talk or read the full transcripts.


What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMountainViewCollege, where "x" = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMountainViewCollege event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussions and connections in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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6 p.m.

E Building: 127 Performance Hall
  • Dr. Beatriz Joseph President, Mountain View
Repairing the Identity Crisis
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As human beings, we crave to understand our true value, worthiness and identity. We are starving to create and live our own life, yet all too often we find ourselves hypnotized by society’s standards, becoming more insecure and seeking comfort in conformity. This identity crisis is causing people to become more worried, anxious and even depressed than ever before. It’s time to break the habit of living anyone else’s life but the one you create and desire!

Destigmatizing Mental Illness
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“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” When former President Bill Clinton spoke those words years ago, who knew how little progress we’d have made some 20 years into the new millennium. Join me on a journey to destigmatize mental illness and bring awareness to how we can empower ourselves and others toward more resilient mental health and expand our empathy towards those who suffer.

Work at Love
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What do a job interview and a first date have in common? In both instances, most people are concerned with ideals, looks and most important, feelings. If the relationship works, we might continue to see each other for months — or maybe years. Then, banality hits. We can find ourselves in a rut, which makes us wallow in self-pity. What would your professional and personal life look like if you invested as much energy today as you did when you first started?

Demotivation: The Billion-Dollar Crisis That's Plaguing Business
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Tara Peters studies employee demotivation and believes that we’ve been asking the wrong question about how to motivate employees. In a humorous and compelling talk, she shares her research on what causes employees to lose their motivation and insights on what leaders can do about it. A talk you’ll want to hear and share.

Pioneer — How to Be What You Can't See
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Turning presence into impact for people who love, look, sound, think or pray a different way.

The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals
 Watch the Recordingof The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals.

A business-oriented, motivational and inspirational talk all rolled into one. As the title suggest, it focuses on characteristics that are common among successful people from all parts of life. The 10 traits commonly shared among successful people from all walks of life are passion, work ethic, vision, team-building, planning and more.

Living Because I'm Dying
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Anything that is living will eventually die. How we journey through the life is what matters most. So the question becomes, are you living, because you are dying? This talk points out simple steps to live the only life you are given most effectively.

Authentic Inclusion: What is it and why does it matter?
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There is no shortage of discussion around inclusion in both business and society. Frances West calls for a new way of thinking, where diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. She shares her concept of Authentic Inclusion™ through her personal story as a first-generation immigrant and female tech executive, and she shares why her “human-first” thinking is critical for individuals, businesses and society now.

Mimicry as a Form of Empowerment
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Teacher and poet Daniel García Ordaz, the son of Mexican immigrants, discourses on the value of mimicry as a form of empowerment. Speaking in other people’s voices, or the performance of linguistic mimicry, is an exercise in empathy that has the capacity to engender unity among diverse cultures.


Ke'Ana Bradley

  • Co-director, TEDxMountainViewCollege