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, we will highlight speakers who have committed to TEDxFoggyBottom 2018.
Dr. Margee Kerr is a sociologist and author who earned her PhD in 2009 from the University of Pittsburgh and currently teaches and conducts research on fear, specifically how and why people engage with "scary" material. Dr. Kerr is the co-investigator on a first-of-its-kind study which measures how the brain and body respond to "fun-scary" experiences like haunted attractions, paranormal investigations, and thrill rides. She works as a consultant for attractions and museums and is the author of SCREAM: Chilling Adventures in the Science of fear, named as a must read by the Washington Post. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Parade, Atlantic Monthly, and NPR’s Science Friday, among other places.
Tickets for the general public are $20 each and will not be available at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit http://tedxfoggybottom.com/tickets.