LSSU seeks proposals for upcoming TEDx Event

TEDxLSSU EVENING -- Lake Superior State University biochemistry pre-med student Julia Peterson talks of the human microbiome during a TEDx talk hosted at Lake Superior State University. LSSU is seeking proposals for its next TEDxLSSU event to be held in the LSSU Library in April 2019. Students, staff, and community throughout the region are invited to submit their idea for a talk. The theme for the 2019 TEDxLSSU event is “-isms.” Speakers will explore innovative ideas worth sharing sparked by this now ubiquitous suffix. Proposals may be submitted to the review committee at and are due Friday, Dec. 7. (LSSU/Kyle Lester)

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University is seeking proposals for its Spring 2019 TEDx event, to be held in the LSSU Library on April 5. LSSU Students, staff, and community members are welcome to submit their proposals. The theme for the 2019 TEDxLSSU event is “-isms,” where speakers will explore innovative ideas worth sharing sparked by this now ubiquitous suffix.

Individuals, pairs, or small groups may submit proposals of no more than 500 words via the online speaker application by the end of the business day Friday, Dec. 7. Please review guidelines prior to submission.

TEDx events are local, self-organized programs that bring people together to share a TED-like experience under the guidance of the international TED Conference organization. The TEDxLSSU event will feature live speakers who will share their unique insights and perspectives to inspire the audience to think in new and creative ways. These events are branded TEDx, where x represents an independently-organized TED event.

TED, which began as a conference to bring people together from Technology, Entertainment and Design in 1984, is a nonprofit program devoted to ideas worth spreading. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less.

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