TEDxCSU Oct 11: “Know better, do better”

In the spirit of TED, Colorado State University will celebrate its own “ideas worth spreading.” TEDxCSU, which is organized by students, is adopting TED’s mission to inspire, engage and foster open-mindedness in the community.


TEDxCSU 2014: “Know better, do better” will take place Oct. 11 from 1-6 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater. There will be nine speakers from both CSU and the Northern Colorado community covering a diverse range of topics fitting the theme, inspired by the late Maya Angelou: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

“We were highly inspired by this quote because we think strongly about the positive impact knowledge has on our communities. It’s a philosophy we want to carry,” said Haley Palec, TEDxCSU president.

In addition to live TEDx talks from the speakers, the event features locally grown food, musical performances, hands-on science experiments, demonstrations and other interactive exhibits from Colorado innovators.

Tickets for the event went on sale Oct. 1 at the Campus Information Desk and the Box Office or online at www.csutix.com. Tickets are free for CSU students who present a student ID and $30 for community members. A student ticket does not guarantee a seat in the theater, so students who want to secure admission are encouraged to arrive early.