The presentation of TEDxLindenwoodU, an independently-organized TED half-day event October 12, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts’ Emerson Black Box Theater, has been sold out.
Black Box Theater ticket purchasers will receive attendee gifts and access to vendors, exhibits, and a reception. Free tickets are available for live streaming locations at Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Alice E. Ackermann Welcome Center and, on the St. Charles campus, the Library and Academic Resources Center Theater and the Spellmann Center’s Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room.
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.
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.