In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxDenisonU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDenisonU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
This year’s theme at TEDxDenisonU will be “Creative Destruction.” Creative Destruction, a phrase coined by the economist Joseph Schumpeter, refers in economic terms to the “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.” We’re taking that theme and broadening it, not only to the field of economics, but also to creative destruction in how we think about ecology, government, and education. We will be exploring paradigm shifts in these fields, especially where they intersect, and to that end we are looking for speakers to present revolutionary ideas that challenge old ways of doing things while providing a new way forward to better meet human needs.
TEDxDenisonU Event Timeline
- Presentation Proposals Due: January 21, 2015
- Auditions: January 24, 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Slayter Auditorium
- Speakers submit talk in entirety: February 6, 2015
- Speakers submit all slides: February 13, 2015
- Final rehearsal: March 4, 2015 at 5p.m.
- TEDxDenisonU: March 5, 2014 from 5-9 p.m.
*Heavy hor deouvres will served during intermission.
Project Startup, Entrepreneurship Program
Student Organizing Committee: Bobby Craig, James Le, Dylan Parson, Isabel Randolph, Luke Romick, Grace Bachmann and Quentin Richards
Denison University Music Department, Tutti Festival
For more information, please contact Stephanie Hunt-Theophilus or 740-587-8579.