TedxWaltham

NBC Universal Boston's Chris Wayland Speaks at TEDxWaltham Event

The event was held outdoors at the AstraZeneca R&D Boston BioHub in Waltham on June 12, 2021

TEDxWaltham’s live event, on the theme of Going Places -- Outside, was held Saturday, June 12, at the AstraZeneca R&D Boston BioHub in Waltham, Massachusetts, featuring original talks on topics ranging from food insecurity to racial equality to maintaining healthy posture.

Talks were curated from over 100 applicants, and chosen for bringing a fresh perspective to topics that are important for the city and beyond. The speaker lineup included NBC Universal Boston’s Chris Wayland, Healthy Waltham’s Myriam Michel, Belmont Day School’s Carlos Hoyt, Alexander Technique expert Ariel Weiss, and small business coach and podcaster Tara McMullin.

Having access to fact-based, reliable information has never been more important than it is today. So, why do so many people increasingly get their "news" from social media influencers? In his talk, Wayland shared how observing his daughters' social media habits during the pandemic quarantine inspired him to ensure that fact-based journalism doesn't go the way of the dodo.

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