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Friday, April 15, 2011

"The most resilient parasite is an idea..."

If this is starting to sound like Inception, then stay with me, because next week's TEDxEmory event is all about ideas...minus the dream-within-a-dream confusion.

Now, before I started writing this post, I barely knew what TED was save for all the ambiguous flyers hung around campus, but they piqued my interest, which was surely the point.

TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to "ideas worth spreading," their mission. It debut in 1984 as a conference that brought people together with three different interests: technology, entertainment, and design. TED has grown internationally on a local level with organizers putting together events for their communities. That's what the "x" stands for: independently organized TED event.

TEDxEmory will be the University's first TED event organized by Ishaan Jalan 13C. With the theme of "Experience Eternity," a panel of five Emory faculty and political campaign consultant and business leader David Wilhelm will lead discussion about their projects and interests. Joining them on the panel are two student speakers, selected from a speaker competition held earlier this month.

Check out TEDxEmory's website for more background on the speakers and the event.

For more information, you can also read Emory Report's article on the upcoming event.

And if you're interested in attending the April 23 event, you can buy tickets online.

--Lindsey Bomnin, EAA communications intern

1 comment:

  1. Great article! Same thing happened to me, where I saw signs around campus and then did some extra research. Looks to be an awesome event, and hats off to the organizers!