Do you hold the passion and enthusiasm to inspire a large audience? A great idea you want to share? Then TEDx TowsonU might be the perfect venue for you.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Finding its start as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
Branded with an extra “x,” TEDx is an offshoot program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark discussion and deep connection in a small, community-based group.
On May 8, the third annual TEDx TowsonU will be held in the West Village Commons ballrooms from 4-8 p.m. Several speakers, including Boston Marathon bombing survivor Erika Brannock and Maryland Delegate Jolene Ivey, are confirmed to participate.
Towson’s Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership, who is organizing the event, currently has speaking slots available for students, faculty and staff who would like to participate.
“If you have an idea that you are ready to ignite, we are definitely interested in having you present or attend TEDxTowsonU on May 8,” says Christopher Jensen, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership.
“You can be a Towson student, a faculty or staff member, alum, or simply someone with a compelling message or story to tell. This year’s theme is ‘Ignite the Movement,’ a concept which can be translated into many great ideas worth spreading.”
The deadline to apply as a student, faculty or staff speaker is this Friday, April 4. To apply and learn more about this program, visit TEDxTowsonU.com.