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 host its third annual TEDxNSU event—an engaging day of live lectures, TED videos, photo exhibits, music, and discussion.
Saturday, March 29
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center | NSU’s Main Campus
This year’s TEDxNSU theme is “Game Changers,” exploring some of the world’s transformative moments, ideas, and experiences. The schedule of talks by NSU faculty members, students, and alumni includes:
- “Parasites Lost: The Journey from Woeful Worms to Helpful Monsters,” by Christopher Blanar, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
- “A Perimenopausal Blonde Walks Into a University,” by Carol Dowd-Forte, an alumna of the M.A. in Writing program at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
- “Recognize Your Habits, Change Your Destiny,” by Michael P. Kelly, a student in the M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- “The Ultimate Teammate: The High Five,” by Brooklyn Kohlheim, M.A., an assistant coach of the NSU Women’s Basketball team
- “Breast Cancer, Premature Puberty, and the Environment,” by Jean Latimer, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the College of Pharmacy
- “The Gray Area,” by Natalie Negron, an Honors biology major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
- “Darwin’s Descendants and the Evolution of an Idea,” by Glenn Scheyd, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
- “So There Is No Free Will. Now What?” by Robert Speth, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the College of Pharmacy
The event will also include a photo slideshow titled “The Eastern Tropical Pacific: One of the World’s Game-Changing Locations,” featuring images from above and below the surface, captured by Joshua Feingold, Ph.D., professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.
Requesting Your Ticket
Admission to TEDxNSU is free, but seating is limited. To request a ticket, visit the TEDxNSU Web site and submit the application by Friday, Feb. 24 by 12:00 p.m. If you have questions about TEDxNSU, email TEDxNSU@nova.edu. For instant updates, “like” TEDxNSU on Facebook and follow @TEDxNSU on Twitter. 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.