TEDxUCincinnati’s sixth annual event, “Off the Record,” serves to uncover what is typically unseen, discover what may appear to be the unknown, and tap into knowledge that has not been previously explored. It creates an opportunity to discuss the hidden nature of topics in our society, further promoting the idea that just because something is out of sight does not mean it is nonexistent. There are rules that are spoken but unwritten, ideas considered but unpublished, scenes filmed but unedited. Off the Record inspires speakers and attendees to explore and define that area between what happened and what is recorded. Off the Record will serve to educate our audience, inspire them to practice mindfulness and awareness, and empower them to dive into the unknown to reveal the “hidden”.


  • Ashley Kubley
    Ashley Kubley Zeitgeist

    Ashley Newsome Kubley has 15 years of education and professional experience in fine art, fashion, and design including textile/apparel manufacturing, product design, development, and fashion entrepreneurship. Her creative work is geared towards bridging the gap between historical techniques and emergent fashion technology, particularly digital design methods and wearable technology.

  • Chief Tom Synan
    Chief Tom Synan Changemaker

    After a lifechanging event in 2014, Chief Synan went from a small-town cop to leading the battle against heroin addiction. As a police officer in Hamilton County, Chief Synan helped form the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition where he is Co-Chair of Interdiction.


  • Chris Human
    Chris Human Seeker

    Chris Human has been involved coffee for 19 years. HeCo-founded The 86 Coffee Bar in 2010 and PneumaCoffee Roasters in 2014. His passion for people has driven him to seek a better understanding of the inner-workings of the coffee industry and its impact on coffee producers.

  • Dr. Frank Kardes & Donald Gaffney
    Dr. Frank Kardes & Donald Gaffney Scientist

    Frank R. Kardes is the Donald E. Weston Professor of Marketing and Distinguished Research Professor at the Lindner College of Business; recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, and a Fellow of five psychological societies. Donald is a Ph.D. candidate and has spent most of his research career studying the impact of knowledge on behavior.

  • Dr. Keith Kline
    Dr. Keith Kline Activator

    Dr. Keith Kline currently serves as the Executive Director of Grant Us Hope, a Cincinnati-based non-profit focused on teen mental wellness and suicide prevention through the implementation of Hope Squad. Keith served as a public-school teacher and administrator for 34 years and lives in Liberty Township with his wife Gail.

  • Dr. Lucinda Lawson
    Dr. Lucinda Lawson Herpetologist

    Dr. Lucinda Lawson is an interdisciplinary evolutionary and conservation biologist at UC. Her work spans tropical Africa, North America, and the Galápagos Islands. The goals of her research are to document biodiversity, explore the forces that generate it, and devising methods to better protect that diversity in our ever-changing environment.

  • Dr. Rajeev Kurapati
    Dr. Rajeev Kurapati Visionary

    Rajeev Kurapati MD, MBA practices Hospital Medicine, and a diplomat in the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He is an award-winning author of three books, Unbound Intelligence, Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine and Burnout in Healthcare.

  • Kevin Sansberry
    Kevin Sansberry Disruptor

    Leadership consultant, researcher, and nonprofit executive. Kevin Sansberry is a rebel against the status-quo, a seeker of justice who strives to lift underrepresented voices by combining experience in organizational development/effectiveness with research expertise in destructive leadership, organizational culture and coping to provide solutions informed by best practices balanced by cutting edge research.

  • Mentalla Ismail
    Mentalla Ismail Advocate

    Mentalla Ismail is a graduate student studying Global Public Health. She is the founder of Refuge-UC, an organization that pairs UC students with Refugee High School students in the Cincinnati area. Her work within the refugee community focuses on accessibility to education and health literacy.

  • Sakinah Hofler
    Sakinah Hofler Artist

    Sakinah Hofler is an award-winning fiction writer and a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati in the English Program. Formerly, she worked as a chemical and quality engineer for the United States Department of Defense. She’s an advocate for infusing the arts into our daily lives.

  • Salvatore Marino
    Salvatore Marino Explorer

    Salvatore Marino is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati. As a botanist, he strives to discover the unknown using herbarium specimens. His work includes tracking island ecology using an innovative technique known as digital leaf morphometrics His goal is to make the world of botany and science more accessible to the future generations.

  • UC Dhadak
    UC Dhadak

    University of Cincinnati’s Premiere Co-Ed Bollywood Fusion Dance Team – Year XI. UC Dhadak is the most ethnically diverse team in the Desi Dance circuit & has brought the topic of conversation of non-Desi students participating in a traditionally Desi dance circuit to the forefront of our community.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
1 PM–5 PM
Doors open at noon.

Crossroads Uptown
42 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

$10 students | $20 non-students
Group rates available; purchasing details below.

The venue lot will be reserved for speakers and VIP guests only.
We recommend parking in Corry Garage on Scioto Lane off of Calhoun Street.
Note that this is not included in the ticket cost.


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For questions, group rates, and accessible seating please contact tedxucincinnati@gmail.com.

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