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Published on May 21, 2012
Dr. Preetha Ram has a passion for creating opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. Dr. Ram is the cofounder of OpenStudy.com, a social learning network for students recently names one of the 10 "most innovative education companies" by TechCrunch. Her mission is to unite millions of learners from every corner of the world, to give help and get help. Dr. Ram is also the Associate Dean for Pre-Health and Science Education at Emory University. Among her many achievements is Dr. Ram's development of a science curriculum for Tibetan monastics at the request of the Dali Lama and initiatives that led to a growth of internationalization throughout the educational community.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, Where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.