Committed to highlighting public good created on campus and in the community, Bowling Green State University is seeking speakers for its 2023 TEDxBGSU event.
The independently organized speaker series will take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on March 22, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the BGSU campus with speaker topics focusing on public good.
TEDxBGSU strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED and seeks to amplify the voices of students, faculty, staff and community members to share new ideas and inspire change.
Applications for speakers are available at BGSU.edu/TEDx through Friday. Talks can be no longer than 12 minutes and must follow the theme of “For the Public Good.”
“Last year, we were able to put together an outstanding lineup of 25 speakers, including faculty, staff, students and community members,” said Kendra Lutes, event organizer and assistant director of the Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. “This year, we hope to include even more voices from around the region to share more visions for the public good.”
Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that brings communities together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.
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, TED Talks 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 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.