Lindenwood University in St. Charles will host TEDxLindenwoodU, an independently organized TED half-day event Oct. 12 from 2-6 p.m. at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts’ Emerson Black Box Theater. Free tickets are available to view a live streaming of the event at Lindenwood Belleville’s Alice E. Ackermann Welcome Center.
The event will include a diverse group of speakers: university faculty, alumni, and members of the St. Charles community. Speakers scheduled to participate include Dr. Paul Wright, Dr. Robin Grebing, Dr. Alison Albee, Dr. Andrea Boyles, Dr. Javeria Farooqi, Dr. Heather Brown-Hudson, Dr. Justine Pas, Patrick Wallace, Michelle Benedict, and Brryan Jackson. The half-day event will also include performances by Lindenwood University’s Lion Line and Jazz Trio Blindsight and a mini fashion show by students from Lindenwood’s Fashion Design program.
Ticket sales opened this week to attend the live event in St. Charles. Student tickets are $10; staff, faculty, and alumni tickets are $15; and tickets for the general public are $20. The Black Box Theater admission will include attendee gifts, vendors, exhibits, and a reception. Free live streaming is also available for viewing the event in the St. Charles Library and Academic Resources Center theater and the Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room.
In TED fashion, talks will range from 5 to 18 minutes. Talk titles include:
- The Notion of Docide; Rising to the Challenge, Pursing Our Unique Potential
- The Smartphone Hostage: The Truth Behind Our Technology Addiction
- Rise Above with Mindfulness
- Finding Your Particle
- Shattering Preconceptions
- The Art of Persistence
- How to Work College
- Overcoming Obstacles of Adversity
- Be a Zero
- The Socialization and Comfortability of Microagressions.
Event organizers state the goal is to bring together bright minds to discuss ideas that challenge the status quo and expand our horizon. The theme for this event is “RISE.” Presentations will be filmed, and the edited version will be hosted on the TED YouTube channel.
To volunteer or for more information, please visit TEDxLindenwoodU.com or contact Toni Josato, TEDxLindenwoodU organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-949-4836. For tickets, visit LUBoxOffice.com or call 636-949-4433.