TEDxRISD Conference

Amy Devers 
Sarah Knarr  
Co-President & Operations Leader. Proposed and attained a $21,000 budget to host RISD’s first-ever TEDxRISD conference on March 16th, 2023. On-boarded and led a group of 25 diverse students on three separate teams: operations, marketing, and curation. Reached over 1,000 international viewers and sold 200 in-person tickets. Learn more at: www.tedxrisd.com

Michael Joseph Farris 


Michael Farris is a problem-solver who excels in the overlap between disciplines. His leadership and team-building experience has taught him that there is greater opportunity for growth when opposing beliefs, perspectives, and experiences unite. Ever since founding and hosting the first student-led podcast series, rizdeology, along with the first-ever fully funded TEDxRISD conference, Michael is a proven leader that knows how to solve and scale ideas.

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You can contact Michael directly at his email: michaeljfarris1@gmail.com

Through the ‘critique’ process, Michael has continually crafted narratives, showcased emotions, and created plausible stories, convincing audiences how and why his proposition is viable. Michael has various skills, including Adobe CC, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, 2D Drafting, Twin Motion, V-Ray, Gravity Sketch, Unity, Climate Studio, and Photosphere.