CALL FOR SPEAKERS: TEDX COMES TO DEPAUL UNIVERSITY APRIL 29

TEDx 2016
The team behind TEDx DePaul University is seeking speakers and performers from across the DePaul community that will challenge thoughts and inspire ideas through a series of engaging talks and presentations. (Image by Michael McAfee)
Inspired by St. Vincent de Paul's quote "what must be done?" the team behind TEDx DePaul University is seeking speakers and performers from across the DePaul community that will challenge thoughts and inspire ideas through a series of engaging talks and presentations. The goal of this TEDx event is to build awareness about DePaul as a university with influential faculty, staff, students and alumni that promote diversity, foster learning, and provoke inspirational conversation within the community.

Call for speakers

In the spirit of other popular TEDx talks, speakers and performers interested in applying for TEDx DePaul University should be devoted to creating "ideas worth spreading." TEDx talks and performances encompass ideas that change perceptions, connect with emotions, are widely relatable and conveyed in 18 minutes or less.

Need inspiration? Explore TED's video library at TED.com​ or "The Name Above the Door," a video by the Office of Mission and Values, which illustrates the TEDx DePaul University theme, and the question posed by St. Vincent de Paul: "what must be done?"

Interested in becoming a speaker or performer? Applications are being accepted until Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. (CT) at http://bit.ly/TEDx_SpeakerApplication.

TEDx DePaul University will be held April 29 from 1-5 p.m. at 247 S. State St., room LL105. For more information about TEDx DePaul University, visit TEDxDePaulUniversity.com.

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. 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 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.