TEDxGuelphU to Share “Ideas Worth Spreading”

November 20, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

The 4th annual student-run TEDxGuelphU being held Nov. 24 will bring together innovative thinkers from the University of Guelph community and beyond.

“Everyone has an idea worth spreading,” said lead organizer Brittany Burek, a third-year student. “Our goal in bringing a TED-like experience to Guelph is to inspire and send people off with new ways to think, evolve and make a difference in their own lives and in the Guelph community.”

Speakers and performers will appear before an audience of Guelph community members and University of Guelph students, faculty and staff. The event also will be streamed live to viewers online.

TED, or Technology Entertainment Design, is a non-profit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The first TED event was a four-day conference in California 25 years ago. Today the annual conference invites thinkers worldwide to speak for four to 18 minutes each. Their talks are made available free online.

Under TEDx, local groups organize a “TED experience” in their own communities, including the U of G community.

Speakers at TEDxGuelphU will include English and theatre studies professor Ajay Heble, psychology professor Saba Safdar and Tiffinday CEO Seema Pabari.

TEDxGuelphU will take place in Rozanski Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a gala until 6 p.m.

Applications to attend the event are closed, but viewers may watch the talks from 10:30 a.m. at www.tedxguelphu.com.

For more information, email info@tedxguelphu.com.

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