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Speakers at last year’s event

Do you have an idea to share with the world?

Take a chance and step onto a TEDx stage right on campus. For the second year, UNC Greensboro will host a TEDx event. The event will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All UNCG students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to apply to speak.

TEDx is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. The program is an outgrowth of TED, a global community of curious minds and inspired thinkers sharing ideas both online and at events throughout the world.

The theme and title for the evening will be “Empower,” pending TEDx official approval. Dr. Omar Ali, a veteran TEDx speaker and dean of Lloyd International Honors College, will co-emcee the event with colleague Portia Harris. The event will take place in the EUC Auditorium.

Potential speakers are encouraged to contemplate how their chosen topics relate to and empower people on campus or in the broader community. Each speaker who is selected will have the benefit of at least two individual coaching sessions with UNCG alumna Katie Marshall, of Creative Machine Consulting.
All those interested in presenting a talk should complete this online form by Oct. 4, 2019. Each speaker must attend the following meetings prior to the event:
All Call Group Meetings – Nov. 22 @ 1:00 and Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal – March 12 or March 13 at 3-6 p.m.

Applicants should take time to review “What is a TEDx Talk?” and the YouTube video “What Makes a Great Ted Talk” before submitting their ideas.
Learn more at the TEDxUNCGreensboro website: https://www.tedxuncgreensboro.com.
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