November 13, 2014
The second annual TEDx Texas Tech University conference will take place Feb. 28 in the Allen Theatre of the Student Union Building. Texas Tech TEDx organizers are looking for speakers and presenters to participate in this conference.
Conference organizers encourage Texas Tech students, faculty and alumni as well as representatives from the local community and state to apply to speak and present. Those who have a passion for sharing ideas, stories and performances should apply.
TEDx at Texas Tech is designed to increase human connectivity and shared innovation. Presentation matter in 2014 included food safety, magic and bodybuilding for the brain.
“The inaugural event was an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and community members to share big ideas and learn about the exciting research, innovation and idea generation taking place at our university,” said Ryan Reber, TECHCELERATOR director in the Texas Tech Office of Research Commercialization. “We believe this event can be a catalyst for positive change in our community and can have an impact for generations to come.”
For more information on the event, visit the conference website.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.