The Conference

One Day of Powerful Talks
9:00 am
5:00 pm

TEDxHBU will take place on November 16, 2020 as an all-day event at Houston Baptist University with TEDx talks from impactful community leaders, as well as HBU alumni, faculty, and students. Speakers TBA soon!



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 TEDxHBU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHBU event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDx Program

Watch the talks from last year's TEDxHBU...


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Houston, TX 77074

Previous Speakers

Asma Mirza

Tech Entrepreneur + Scientist

Asma Mirza is one of the youngest female tech entrepreneurs in the U.S. Asma has been named among the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs in Texas, founded and was the former CEO of the world's first genetics-based dating app, and now serves at the CEO of a DRI, a med-tech company innovating optics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality in medicine and energy. Before gaining traction in the startup industry, Asma was leading tech-interventions in low and middle-income countries by creating solutions for refugee healthcare. She holds a graduate degree in Global Health and Human Rights from Duke University, and a B.S in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from HBU. Though she has lived and worked in Haiti, Pakistan, and Jordan, Houston is her hometown. Asma serves on the advisory board for Social Mama, an innovative social app, and has founded Houston's first multi-art collective, MACH. Asma is a Pakistani-American who is passionate about human rights, technology, faith, and literature.