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Last chance to purchase TEDxDePaulUniversity tickets


Composite of the five TEDxDePaulUniversity speakers
Purchase your tickets for 2022's TEDxDePaulUniversity to hear five DePaul community members share their stories on "Metamorphosis." (Jeff Carrion/DePaul University)

There is still time to get your ticket for TEDxDePaulUniversity on May 4 at 1 p.m. in the Holtschneider Performance Center. Tickets are $5 through Eventbrite.

This is the first in-person TEDxDePaulUniversity since 2019. The event will explore the theme, "Metamorphosis." The 2022 TEDxDePaulUniversity speakers' schedule is:  

  • Carlos Roqués, an undergraduate student in the College of Computing and Digital Media, “'Cartoonishly Simple' Isn't So Simple"
  • Joseph Chen, a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, “Making Change is Hard"
  • Desirie McKay, a licensed clinical social worker and field education coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, “No Magic Recipe to Reinvention After Loss"
  • Isaiah Boozer, an undergraduate student in The Theatre School, “20.13"
  • Liam Heneghan, a professor and former chair in the College of Science and Health, “Learning to Live in a Kingdom of Decay"

Even DePaul's famous mascot, DIBS, got in on the fun earlier this month giving his own TED-style talk.

Guest performers and more
This year's event will also feature two DePaul community musical performances.

Jim Mourey, a professor in the Driehaus College of Business, will serve as the event host, leading the audience through a quick improv exercise. The event also will have interactive activities, snacks and TEDx-themed giveaways.

COVID-19 safety guidelines
As outlined in the School of Music's March 1 update, all TEDxDePaulUniversity audience members will be required to wear a mask inside Holtschneider Performance Center's Gannon Hall and must show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test, administered by a medical professional within the past 72 hours. Masks will be available on site.​