FEBRUARY 28, 2015 | Louisiana State University
TEDxLSU is the premier TEDx event in Baton Rouge. Launched in 2013, TEDxLSU is a platform to bring local, regional, and statewide communities together; to spur discussion and dialogue about real issues; and to generate big ideas that will move the state of Louisiana forward, forming a better way of life for the people of our great state. As the flagship university, LSU and its Communication across the Curriculum program champions this exciting, innovative event focused on “ideas worth spreading.”
The theme for TEDxLSU 2015 is “connect.” No matter how you interpret the theme–whether you think of it in terms of scientific discoveries or the intricacies of human behavior, bettering our city infrastructure or creating new technologies–we live in a connected world. The purpose of connecting is to unify the disjointed. How do you connect? The event will be held on February 28, 2015 at The Shaver Theater on Louisiana State University’s campus in Baton Rouge, La.
TEDxLSU 2015 Speaker Line-Up
The TEDxLSU 2015 speaker line-up is now available. Click here to read more information about the line-up.
Like hundreds of other TEDx events around the globe, TEDxLSU is a not-for-profit experience planned and coordinated by an all-volunteer team who shares a passion for TED Talks and “ideas worth spreading.” Since our first event in 2012, more than 100 student volunteers have left their mark on TEDxLSU, and we think you should too! We are seeking motivated and passionate students who are fans of TEDxLSU to be a volunteer for this year’s event on Saturday, February 28th. Applications will be accepted until November 26, 2014 at midnight.
Student Speaker Call
We are always seeking inspiring student speakers and performers for our future TEDxLSU events. Our line-up for the 2015 event is finalized, but if you are interested in speaking for TEDxLSU 2016 we will have applications after our 2015 event.
WHO are we looking for?
Any students in the region (K-12 or college) who might be change agents, inventors, teachers, humanitarians, artists, leaders, scientists, storytellers, big-picture thinkers, prodigies, makers, technologists…you name it.
WHAT are we looking for?
Dynamic speakers who can share their story of connection in compelling way. Lots of people have grand ideas and want to bring about world peace or to cure cancer, but think more specific. Get to the heart of your story. Tell us exactly what you are doing and how it evokes connection.
What are we NOT looking for?
Business proposals, political grandstanding, or self-promoters. There are no honorariums associated with TED speakers. No group talks are permitted; only individual speakers.
Want to be a speaker at TEDxLSU 2015? Give it a shot! All you have to do is complete this application to articulate your great idea and share with us why you think TEDxLSU is a great platform for your talk. All applications must be submitted by Midnight, September 17, 2014.
At TEDxLSU 2015, we will focus on the theme “connect” by highlighting the dynamic social, civic and commercial connections happening within our community.
With the intention of promoting energetic dialogue leading up to the TEDxLSU 2015 event, we encourage you to connect with others by hosting a “Pop-Up Talk.” Here’s how they work:
- Select a TED talk video that is connected to the theme “connect” and could resonate with your friends, colleagues and/or other interested audiences.
- Schedule a time, date and venue for your Pop-Up Talk.
- Invite folks to join you for a screening of your selected TED talk and a robust dialogue about its content as it relates to connection within our local community.
- Send an invite to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share it out to the community through the TEDxLSU Facebook and Twitter.
- Host your event and reap the benefits of inspiring conversation, innovation, vision, and community!
Questions? Contact Rebecca Burdette at email@example.com or 225.578.7791.
Spearheaded by a group of volunteers from LSU, TEDxLSU is a not-for-profit event and is only possible because of partners like you. We need supporters of thought, communication, and innovation to bring our local and regional community together. We are seeking partners who want to generate dialog and forge connections in meaningful ways that advance LSU and the Baton Rouge area. Is this your organization? If so, contact Rebecca Burdette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225.578.7791.**Per TEDx regulations, all money raised for TEDxLSU goes directly into the event itself.
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