TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host TEDxNSU, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxNSU, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including the college’s, are self-organized.
Friday, Mar. 16
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center
NSU’s Main Campus (click for directions to campus)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TEDxNSU is an evening of engaging lectures, videos, dance, and visual art, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. The evening’s theme is “The Inspiring Brain.” NSU professors will present talks on topics such as the good and bad effects of stress on one’s brain and body, how to find neuronal beauty in nature, and answering the question of what defines reality versus fantasy. Additionally, NSU students will perform their modern-dance interpretation of sound perception.
The schedule of TEDxNSU presentations by faculty members and students includes
—“All Natural, Whole Brain” art exhibition and reception
—“Pop Cultured Brains,” a slideshow presented by Tyler Smith, M.F.A., visiting professor at the college
—“The Confabulous Brain,” a lecture by W. Matthew Collins, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college
—“Brains on My Mind,” a lecture by James Munoz, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college
—“Cosmetic NeuroPsychopharmacology: Brain Boosting and Better Living Through Chemistry?”, a lecture by Jose Rey, Pharm.D., director of NSU’s Psychopharamcology Residency Program and associate professor in NSU’s College of Pharmacy
—“Stress and the Brain: the Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood,” a lecture by Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of psychology research in the college
—“Sound in Motion” dance performance by NSU students, choreographed by Elana Lanczi, M.F.A., with technical direction by Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., assistant professors in the college
Admission to TEDxNSU is free, but there is an application process. To apply to attend TEDxNSU, submit the online Application Form by Mar. 7. If you have questions about TEDxNSU, email TEDxNSU@nova.edu.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
About TEDx, x=independently organized event
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=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)
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, free, at 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 UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. 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 TEDFellows 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.