Talks from TEDxAlbany 2017

The video from the talks at last month's TEDxAlbany event at Overit are up on Youtube. And here's a playlist of them all in one place.*

The talks range this time around ranged in topic from philanthropy to math to families to bras.

The talk embedded above is by Albany Can Code co-founder Janet Carmosky. A quick clip, in which she talks about being a stakeholder rather than a consumer in the modern world. "I want to feel connected. I want to feel useful. I want to have a life of purpose and narrative and there's no way I can shop myself toward that goal."

* If you have the Youtube app on your phone, you should be able to pull up that playlist in the app and listen to the talks like a podcast or something similar.

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