TEDxCSU on campus March 25: ‘What If…’

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TEDxCSU 2018 will take place on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre.

Nine live talks will be featured as well as interactive exhibits where innovators and audience members can engage in spreading ideas. The theme of this year’s event is “What if…”, and all talks and exhibits will provoke the thought of “What if…” for attendees throughout the day.

The speakers

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead: The Science of Women’s Leadership

Amy Hoeven: A Virtual Reality Journey of Unity Through the Stories of Refugee, Immigrant and First-Generation Students

Anca Selariu: The Future of Life and the Importance of Being Unreasonable

Charlie Vollmer: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Never Exist… But it’s So Much Better Than That!

Joe Akmakjian: Embracing Exposure on Planet Paparazzi

Kodi Phelps: Does This Oppression Make Me Look Fat?: How We Learn and Unlearn the Number on the Scale

Laura Pritchett: Making Friends with Death?! Heck, ya! (And why it’s important to do now, when it seems so far away)

Ryan Pearson: Solar Control Window Paint

Ryann England: Helping Others by Helping Yourself

Event timeline

10 a.m – 11 a.m.:  Event Registration

10:30 a.m.: Doors Open

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: First Session

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Intermission

1:30 p.m.– 3 p.m.: Second Session

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. :Intermission

3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Third Session

5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Closing Conversations

Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.csutix.com or at the Lory Student Center Box Office. $5 for CSU students and $30 for community members. Please be prepared to show ID the day of the event.

For more information please visit the event’s websiteFacebook page or Twitter page.

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 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 independently organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter and Facebook.

TEDxCSU is a licensed event authorized by the TED Conferences LLC. TEDxCSU is a Colorado State University organization.