Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to Host TEDxNSU on Mar. 22—Apply Now to Attend


In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. 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 soon host its second annual TEDxNSU event—an engaging evening of live lectures, TED videos, art and science exhibits, music, and discussion.

Friday, Mar. 22
6:00–10:00 p.m.
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center | NSU’s Main Campus

This year’s TEDxNSU theme is “Moments of Insight: Bursting the Bulb.” The schedule of presentations by NSU faculty members and students includes

—“The Optimizer: How Targeted Polling Decided the 2012 Elections,” a talk by Jason Gershman, Ph.D., associate professor at the college

—“Lighting the Bulb: Sharing Your Profession and Passion with the Community,” a talk by Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of biological science at the college

—“Just Like Us,” a talk by Marlene Sotelo, Ed.D., BCBA-D, MT-BC, adjunct faculty member at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies

—“Behavior Modification Toward a Sustainable World,” a talk by Michael Voltaire, Ph.D., assistant professor at the college

How a Near-Death Experience Shaped Five Teenagers’ Lives,” a talk by Henry Woodman, an M.B.A. student at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Admission to TEDxNSU is free, but there is an application process. Visit the TEDxNSU Web site to request a seat. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 22. If you have questions about TEDxNSU, email TEDxNSU@nova.edu. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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Take a look back at the TEDxNSU 2012 event. Pictures and videos are available online for viewing.

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)

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, 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.

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