JONESBORO – Arkansas State University will host its first TEDx presentations this Sunday, Jan. 29.
The event at Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 201 Olympic Dr., has attracted nine talented and persuasive speakers, who begin their program at 2 p.m.
The theme this year is “Results May Vary,” according to Claudio Eduardo Pinto, instructor in Spanish and TEDx organizer. “TEDx will bring together innovative thinkers from across the university and larger community to explore ideas for our collective future.”
Expanding on the theme, Eduardo added, “This re-appropriated colloquialism encompasses the idea that each TEDx experience is wholly individual. Results will vary greatly from this think tank of innovation.”
Speakers who are scheduled for TEDx at A-State are: Brett Dush, David Ware, David White, Jim Gunnell, Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Reagan Williams, John Norris, Melissa Wilkinson and Kirsten Hazlewood.
Biographical information and photographs of the speakers are posted on the TEDx website(http://www.tedxarkansasstateuniversity.com/).
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design (TED) converged; today virtually all topics are covered.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx is a program of local, independently-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience where speakers combine to spark discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized and subject to certain rules and regulations.
Free tickets to the TEDx are available through the conference website(http://tedxarkansasstateuniversity.com/index.php/attend).
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Photo: Claudio Eduardo Pinto