TEDxPurdueU Releases Event Details

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A TEDx event is set for next month at Purdue University. TEDxPurdueU 2014 speakers will include an independent filmmaker, a musician and the technology manager of a bowling ball manufacturer. This year's theme is "Daring Greatly." You can view the full list of speakers by clicking here.

February 17, 2014

News Release

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - TEDxPurdueU (http://tedxpurdueu.com/) will be held this March 7th from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. For those who cannot attend on campus, TEDxPurdueU will again be streamed live at: http://video1.itap.purdue.edu/TEDxPurdueU

About TEDxPurdueU

TEDxPurdueU strives to nurture a culture of innovation by sharing state of the art ideas developed by Purdue students, faculty, and alumni with the global TED community. The theme of TEDxPurdueU 2014 is "Daring Greatly," taken from the Theodore Roosevelt quote entitled "The Man in the Arena." It urges the listener to strive towards one's goals - undeterred by failures, obstacles, or the status quo. Speakers who have lived these words will elaborate on how they have personally or professionally "dared greatly" to produce positive change in their own lives and communities.

Part of the beauty of TED is that it brings together speakers from the top of many diverse fields and schools of thought–history, science, technology, and human relations are just a few. This environment of collaborative, interdisciplinary learning is precisely what TEDxPurdueU aims to present.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a 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 deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

Source: TEDxPurdueU