TEDxLSU to Return for 2015 Edition Feb. 28 at Shaver Theater

09/11/2014 02:22 PM

BATON ROUGE – TEDxLSU, which has become a widely popular event in the Baton Rouge area since its inception two years ago, will host its third annual event on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in the Shaver Theater, located in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive.


The theme of TEDxLSU 2015 is “connect,” and the varied roster of speakers will address topics of connectivity in the worlds of social networks, science, music, technology, art and culture.


“This year’s line-up of speakers is exciting and diverse.  We have the young and the wiser; some Louisiana natives and a few transplants; and many dreamers, thinkers, and doers,” said Rebecca Burdette, TEDxLSU event organizer.


The speaker roster for TEDxLSU 2015 will be announced in October, and tickets for the event will go on sale in January. More details on the event will be released in the coming months.


TEDxLSU is championed by LSU Communication across the Curriculum, or CxC. As the first program of its kind in the nation, CxC helps LSU undergraduates of all majors become stronger communicators within their field.


“For TEDxLSU, ‘connect’ is about how people and things interact – or fail to interact – in various facets of our world,” said Burdette, who also serves as CXC’s associate director. “TEDxLSU is the Baton Rouge community's platform for learning, collaboration, dialogue and innovation and as our state’s hub of knowledge, LSU is the host location. In short, TEDxLSU is about community and communication.”


For updates on all things TEDxLSU, visit www.tedxlsu.com and follow TEDxLSU on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tedxlsu and Twitter (@TEDXLSU).


About TEDx
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x means it is an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized – subject to certain rules and regulations.


About TED     
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, for free, at www.TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, Calif., along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TED Global conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.


TED’s media initiatives include www.TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide; and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter (@TEDTalks) or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/TED.





Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014