The theme for TEDxUMDearborn would be “Re-B.O.R.N. - Re-Building Opportunities, Redefining Notions”. This theme focuses mainly on resurgence - how the indomitable human spirit can rise from the proverbial ashes to conquer newer heights. Our intent is to focus on ideas which have been reborn; are sources of ‘Rebuilding Opportunities’, or bringing about a change in people's / society's perspective - hence "Redefining Notions". The renaissance-inspired theme explores ideas which may, after having been prevalent over a certain period of time, become dormant or inactive, only to be "Re-BORN". Technologies, research works, and sociological practices hitherto unseen, or ideas that may be in early stages of conception - hence being "Born", too, form a part of this theme. We also aim to redefine notions in terms of acceptance of innovative and counter-intuitive practices to metaphorise the real essence of the local and foreign inhabitants of the area.