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Speakers Sought for TEDxLATI Event

Posted on: March 14, 2016   |   Category: News

Media Contact: LuAnn Strait, Director of Student Services



March 2, 2016


WATERTOWN, SD – The TEDxLATI event will be held Thursday, September 15, 2016 in the Student Center at Lake Area Technical College from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talk videos under the theme “It’s Your World.”

TEDxLATI event coordinators are now accepting applications for speakers interested in being part of this inspirational event.

“TEDxLATI is about inspiring our students to create a world that is infused with passion, empathy and a commitment to lifelong learning.” comments LATI Entrepreneurship program instructor, Melissa Meidinger.  “We are enthusiastically looking for speakers with unique ideas that bring our students beyond the physical walls of our building and show them they have the power to make a difference.”

For more information or to submit an application to speak at TEDxLATI, please visit http://www.tedxlati.com.  Speaker applications are due April 15 and speakers will be notified by April 22.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community 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.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 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 on a diverse mix of topics. 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, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; 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.

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For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/ registration