TEDxVillanovaU Seeks Speakers on ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’
Do you have an idea or experience to share on how to “Ignite Change” in our community or the world? TEDxVillanovaU is looking for fascinating thinkers and doers from the Villanova University community to speak during a day of presentations, discussions, entertainment and art that will spark new ideas, innovations and opportunities across all disciplines.
TEDxVillanovaU is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share ideas. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ The movement started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, and has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. Borrowing the template from the TED conference, the TEDxVillanovaU event will offer a platform to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and to start a conversation that matters. The TEDxVillanovaU event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center.
Villanova Law Professor Michele Pistone is on the planning committee for TEDxVillanovaU. “So many of our alumni and current students have ideas and experience worth spreading,” Professor Pistone said. “This event will be a wonderful way to celebrate the ways in which the Villanova community makes a difference. Law alumni and students would add a special dimension to this event, because they are often on the leading edge of social issues,” she added. It is possible that some of the talks, which will be recorded, could end up on TED.com.
The presentations at the TEDxVillanovaU conference must be 18 minutes or less. To apply to be a speaker, you must create an application video of three minutes or less and provide your name, Villanova affiliation, the topic and a little bit of detail about what you want to share, and how the topic ignites change. The video application must be uploaded to the TEDxVillanovaU website. The deadline for speaker applications is January 17 at midnight. More detailed information is available at www.tedx.villanovau.net.