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.