Our TedX Event theme is Moving Mountains. The Mountain is an affectionate and shared name for our area and in our vision for this event, we aim to remind viewers that it is the University’s responsibility to incubate and inspire the change necessary to metaphorically move the cultural, economic, and social Mountains which undermine the well-being of our communities.
Meet the Team
Elon Epps, Chief Instigator | Chief Executive Officer
Eric Hartman, Advocate | Innovator
Paige Schneider, Curator
Melody Lehn, Coach
Caitlin Berends, Co-Instigator
John Marshall, Production Designer
Buck Butler, Marketer | Photographer
Morgan Jennings, Social Media | Promotions
Liam Corley, Technical Designer
Dirk Kayitare, Digital Designer
Master of Ceremony
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.) Click here to learn more.
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.
About TED Conferences
Twice a year, a group of interesting and impactful people gathers for the week-long TED experience — which attendees have described as “the ultimate brain spa” and “a journey into the future in the company of those creating it.” It’s a winning formula of brilliant, curious minds and groundbreaking content in an immersive and focused environment.
What is a TED Conference?
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world. But a TED conference is broader still, showcasing important ideas from any discipline, and exploring how they all connect. The format is fast-paced: 50+ talks over the course of a week, as well as morning and evening get-togethers. As they take in the program, attendees and speakers from vastly different fields can cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.
Types of TED Conferences
The flagship TED Conference is held annually on the North American West Coast. The breadth of content includes science, business, the arts, technology and global issues. Eighteen-minute talks are interspersed with shorter presentations, including music, performances and comedy.
TEDFest is an opportunity to meet TEDx’ers from around the world while watching the live-hosted TED program in Brooklyn, New York. Exclusively programed for the entire TEDx community, TEDFest joins the best of TED with all that New York has to offer.