TEDxLSU Tickets Now on Sale
January 30, 2014
After the success of the inaugural event last March, the second annual TEDxLSU will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The popular event, championed by LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum, will return to LSU’s campus in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts from 1-5 p.m.
The theme for the 2014 event is enact, so Talks will focus on dynamic social, civic and commercial efforts. Fifteen visionary and innovative thinkers from the area will give the “talk of their life” to ultimately inspire positive action and change in our community and its citizens. From teachers to a prison reform activist to healers to a former gang member, TEDxLSU will showcase a diverse group of change agents who are making our community a better place.
One of our very own Distinguished Communicator candidates, Courtney Brandabur, was selected as a student speaker. Courtney, a 21-year-old junior studying psychology, struggled with negative body image. She knew other girls were suffering from the same issues and wanted to help. As founder of Girl Warrior, a local organization formed to foster body positivity and self-empowerment among women, Courtney is focused on enacting the power of idea.
Tickets are on sale now and LSU students and faculty can access a special discounted rate until Friday, February 14, 2014. Check out the website, www.tedxlsu.com, to learn more about the speakers and to purchase your ticket.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” supporting world-changing ideas, connections and dialogue. The two annual TED Conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
TEDx events are independently organized to bring people together at local levels to share in a TED-like experience. Much like TED Conferences, TEDx events are centered on big ideas and inspiring talks intended to spark deep discussion and connection among attendees. TEDx events are officially licensed events in which guidance, rules and regulations are provided by TED.