FMCC TEDx series on YouTube

JOHNSTOWN — People who couldn’t attend the TEDxFMCC event in January can now take part via YouTube uploads of the event’s talks.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College held a TED Talk for 100 people on Jan. 25 at the Raider’s Cove.

The event featured topics on innovation in healthcare, innovation in education and innovation in community development.

According to its website, TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics.

The TEDx events are self-organized by the hosts with guidance from the TED organization.

TEDxFMCC featured talks from:

∫ Irina Gelman, Director of the Fulton County Department of Public Health talking about telehealth initiatives in Fulton County.

∫Dr. Ronald Marsh of St. Mary’s Hospital speaking about the da Vinci Robotic surgery technology.

∫2015 New York state Teacher of the Year and former Gloversville Enlarged School District Latin teacher Charles Giglio speaking about challenges in education.

∫Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services Pathways in Technology Early College High School Principal Michael Dardaris talking about the P-TECH education model and its effect on students.

∫Gloversville Third Ward City Councilman Vincent DeSantis speaking on small city revitalization including methods sought in Gloversville.

∫ Former Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market Manager Christopher Curro speaking about the “triple bottom line” method of business that focuses on people, planet and substainability.

The college hopes this will be the first of many TEDxFMCC events.

To view the videos of the event go to:

Kerry Minor can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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