February 20, 2018 11:30AM
TEDxPittsburgStateUniversity will be held on March 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Miller Theatre inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Tickets for the event, limited to 100 audience members, will go on sale next week.
The speakers include:
Tickets will be available for $10 each and the audience is limited to 100 in accordance to TEDx guidelines. Free watch parties will be set up around campus using livestream for those who would like to watch but are unable to attend.
A total of 55 tickets will be available for students, faculty, and staff. Those tickets will be sold start at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 in the Pittsburg State Ticket Office in the Weede Gymnasium. Ticket buyers are limited to one ticket per person, and Pittsburg State IDs are required.
A total of 25 tickets will be available for community members. Those tickets will be sold starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. Ticket buyers are limited to two tickets per person.
An additional 20 tickets have been reserved for use as complimentary tickets for speakers and their families.
Watch parties will be hosted in Ballroom A and Sunflower Room in the Overman Student Center so that people can watch via livestreams. The rooms will open at 5:30 p.m.; the event will start at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are needed for the watch parties.
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, 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 theTEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.