Four Quick Talks That Will Change Your World


A TED-style event featuring UMD alumni sharing insights on the opportunities and consequences of the information age.

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The Cloud
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Valo Park / McLean, VA

$20 / Early Bird (through August 31)
$30 / General Admission

Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
Limited seating available.

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Dr. Rashawn Ray Portrait

Dr. Rashawn Ray

Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland

The rise of social movements through social media

Adam Wenchel ’99, Computer Science Portrait

Adam Wenchel ’99, Computer Science

Vice President of Machine Learning at Capital One

Artificial Intelligence
The future of machine learning; Cybersecurity

Farzin Arsanjani ’85, Electrical Engineering Portrait

Farzin Arsanjani ’85, Electrical Engineering

President of HyperOffice

Future of cloud computing

Brad Antle ’77, Business Administration Portrait

Brad Antle ’77, Business Administration

CEO of SalientCRGT

Analytics and decision making

Dr. Tamara Clegg Portrait

Dr. Tamara Clegg

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies and the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership

Education and social media


About the Events

What should I wear?
This is an upscale networking event; Business attire is suggested.

Where can I find parking information or driving directions?
By Vehicle: Located at the intersection of the Capital Beltway (I-495) and Dulles Toll Road (VA Route 267). Adjacent to 495 Express Lanes on and off ramps. 3 minutes to Dulles Toll Road on and off ramps.

By Metro: 17 minute ride from Tysons Corner station to Clarendon station in the heart of Alrington. 29 minute ride from Tysons Corner station to Metro Center station in Downtown Washington, DC.

Complimentary parking will be available onsite. For additional information please visit:

Are there accommodations for those needing special assistance?
The venue is handicapped-accessible. For other special assistance, please contact Danielle Rose at or 301.405.1019.


Fearless University of Maryland Alumni Association
A. James Clark School of Engineering
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
College of Information Studies
Robert H. Smith School of Business