March 5, 2016 | www.TEDxLSU.com
TEDxLSU is the premier TEDx event in the greater Baton Rouge area. Launched in 2013, TEDxLSU is a platform to bring local, regional, and statewide communities together; imagine the possibilities; spur discussion and dialogue; and generate big ideas that will move the state of Louisiana forward, forming a better way of life for the people of our great state. TEDxLSU participants, speakers, volunteers, and organizers come from all walks of life–business, non-profits, art, education, technology, and more–so you never know who you’ll meet! As the flagship university, LSU is the host location and vessel for this creative and intellectual community event. As champions of effective communication and knowledge sharing, LSU Communication across the Curriculum brings TEDxLSU to life.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” supporting world-changing ideas, connections, and dialogue. The two annual TED Conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
TEDx events are independently organized to bring people together at local levels to share in a TED-like experience. Much like TED Conferences, TEDx events are centered on big ideas and inspiring talks intended to spark deep discussion and connection among participants. TEDx events are officially licensed events in which guidance, rules, and regulations are provided by TED.
TEDxLSU—like all TEDx events—is not organized for political reasons, monetary reward, or personal gain. Everyone associated with TEDxLSU does so because they believe in the power of ideas to ignite progress. TEDxLSU is financially supported by ticket sales and in-kind community partnerships. All funds generated through TEDxLSU go directly into sustaining the program.
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.
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