DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Meet the speakers for TEDxDePaulUniversity's return to campus
By University Marketing and Communications /
February 22, 2022 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The signature circular red carpet is coming back to DePaul for its sixth year. The university will host TEDxDePaulUniversity on Wednesday, May 4 at the School of Music's Holtschneider Performance Center. Tickets will go on sale in March through Eventbrite.
This year's theme, “Metamorphosis," seeks to inspire speakers and audiences to reflect on the process of transformation from one actuality to another. Whether it's a personal internal change or the evolution of an entire community, “Metamorphosis" captures humanity's commitment to progressive improvement.
The 2022 TEDxDePaulUniversity's six speakers are:
The 2022 speakers were chosen from an outstanding and diverse applicant pool. They are students, artists, community leaders, scientists, and champions for mental health and human kindness. Attendees can expect to walk away with inspiration, as well as new perspectives and ideas.
In the coming weeks, visit the TEDxDePaulUniversity website for information on purchasing tickets, more details on the speakers' topics and the event's schedule.
About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn 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. 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 TEDTED 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.
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