TED on Campus
Post by Sharon Nye
I remember watching my very first TEDTalk; I was in class for University Scholars and they showed us a talk about how education impacts creativity by Sir Ken Robinson. This talk absolutely changed the way I thought about education and my interactions with kids. After seeing this first TEDTalk I quickly became addicted to watching these videos, but didn’t see the harm in continuing to watch. You may be thinking to yourself, ‘what the heck is a TEDTalk?’ TED is a non-profit organization that was created in 1984 under the premise of having ideas worth sharing. Originally TED speakers came from three different fields: Technology, Design, and Entertainment; since its inception it has evolved into much more than what it started as. These talks are intended to be about 20 minutes long and are given by individuals who are innovators in their respected fields.
Like I’ve said over and over before, with a big university come big opportunities. This March TEDx is coming to NC State! TEDx is a program designed to engage communities in these discussions based around “ideas worth sharing.” This will be the fourth year that NC State will be hosting a TEDx event, and this year it will take place at the all-new Hunt Library Auditorium. I just think the idea of having an event focused around sharing innovative ideas in a state of the art, cutting edge building is way too cool!
Speakers at TEDxNCSU all come from NC State’s best and brightest, and you can find a list of past speakers here. This year’s event is being held on March 23, 2013 at 11am in the Hunt Library Auditorium. All of this year’s talks will be focused around “taking action.” If you will be in the Raleigh area I encourage you to register and attend the event. It is events like these where you get a chance to really understand and see the best of what life-changing and awe-inspiring opportunities NC State has to offer.