TEDx Diverse Passions March 3rd 2016 at 7pm in the Wehking Alumni Center Hosted by Southeast Missouri State University

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSoutheast Missouri State University, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSoutheast Missouri State University event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

How can I attend TEDx?

TED mandates that TEDx events can have no more than 100 attendees. Tickets will be divided into 50 for students and 50 for the community. The event will be held at the Wehking Alumni Center in Kem Statuary Hall. Tickets are available beginning February 15, 2018.

Community Tickets

Student Tickets

Catapult Watch Party Tickets

What Talks are schduled?

Linda Garner - Slow Care: Time For a Change

Linda is a professor in the Department of Nursing.

Wesley Cox - The Minority Report: Doing the White Thing

Wesley is a graduate of Southeast.

Rane Belling - Empathy: Time to Speak Up Not Over

Rane is a graduate assistant in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. They graduated with a degree in Communication Studies from Southeast and are now pursuing graduate studies at Southeast.

Heather Williams - Not today: The Power of Connection Can Save a Life

Heather is a substance abuse specialist at the Community Counseling Center and graduated with her master’s degree from Southeast in December.

About TED/TEDx

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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.)

About TED

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.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TED.