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Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St NW

On April 14th, TEDxFoggyBottom will feature the innovative ideas of our community’s risk-takers and unconventional change-makers. With our 2018 theme of Fear Itself, we aim to re-examine the concept of fear by presenting talks and performances that cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given.

Over the next few weeks, the FBA will highlight speakers who have committed to TEDxFoggyBottom 2018 here on our blog.

Maria Elena Salinas, former anchor of the highly rated Noticiero UNIVISION, is the most recognized Hispanic female journalist in the United States. For 25 years, Salinas has handled some of the most challenging assignments in modern day journalism, and has interviewed more world leaders, dictators and political figures than any other female journalist. Her coverage of Hurricane Mitch and her moderation of a town hall meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox helped win Univisión two national Emmy Awards. Salinas has been featured on the cover of Hispanic Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the United States and named one of the top 15 Most Influential Hispanics among Latino voters. Salinas is a former vice president and founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and has been a featured speaker at media and women’s conferences throughout the country.

Tickets for the general public are $20 each and will not be available at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit

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