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TEDx is an opportunity for local institutions to organize TED Talk events, bringing speakers to share innovative thought and make deep connections.

Soon, Greensboro will host two TEDx events.

The first is TEDxGreensboro. This event will feature speakers from UNCG and the larger Greensboro community. The theme for the talk is “Keep it Simple,” which will explore the principle of simplicity in an increasingly complex world.

Speakers will include Dean John Z. Kiss on how we would live on Mars and Dr. Nadja Cech on how to change the world one conversation at a time.

The event is April 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Triad Stage, with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. the day before. For more information, a complete listing of speakers, and to buy tickets, see the website.

The second event is TEDxUNCGreensboro. UNCG students, faculty, and staff will present a variety of talks over the course of the event.

Speaking will be:

  • Elliot Kimball, Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement, with “Permission to Unplug: A License to Exit the Heteronormative Matrix.”
  • Lecturer Tiera Moore presenting “Higgler is the New Hustle: Lessons from Igbo Women Entrepreneurs.”
  • Undergraduate student David Koehler on “Why We Need Magic Now More Than Ever.”
  • Professor Nodia C. Mena with “Connecting With My Garifuna Culture.”
  • Beyond Academics undergraduate student Brandon Baldwin with “How I Howl: A Poet’s Journey.”
  • Graduate student Noor Ghazi with “Lost in my Home for 12 Years.”
  • Dr. Nadja Cech presenting “We are all scientists.”
  • Alumna Alexandra Arpajian with “There’s No Business Like Accessible Show Business.”
  • Coordinator for Residence Life Christine E. Williams with “All I had to do was change.”

The event will be April 12 in the Weatherspoon Art Museum from 5-8 p.m. Entry is limited to UNCG faculty, staff, and students only. Tickets will be on sale today (Wednesday, March 27) starting at 12 noon in the EUC Commons. They are $10 each, cash or card, with a limit of two per person. Seating is limited.

For more information, see the website here.

Compiled by Avery Campbell


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